Alger Co. home invasion suspects back in court

Two people charged in connection in an Alger County home invasion in March were in 93rd District Court.

Samantha Jo Mereney, 20, and Richard Anthony VanPelt, 29, both of Bay City had preliminary hearings Friday.

Samantha Jo Mereney, 20

Samantha Jo Mereney, 20

They were bound over to Alger County District Court.

Mereney and VanPelt are charged with first–degree Home Invasion and Armed Robbery in an incident March 12.

The Michigan State Police say the pair is accused of attacking and robbing 19-year-old Allen Miron at a home in Au Train Township.

VanPelt is also charged with Assault with Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder, and Unlawful Imprisonment.

Mereney and VanPelt next court date is scheduled for May 9.