Two Marquette residents are now in jail on $4 million bond each in connection with a home invasion case from earlier this month.
Johnathan Roy and Kyler Arrieta, both 25, were scheduled to appear in District Court for a preliminary exam this afternoon on charges of first-degree home invasion and firearm possession during commission of a felony. However, the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office has filed new and more serious charges against them.
Roy and Arrieta are now each charged with two counts of armed robbery, one count of torture, two counts of first-degree home invasion, one count of unlawful imprisonment and two counts of firearm possession during commission of a felony. They could both go to prison for life if convicted of armed robbery.
The two men are still in the Marquette County Jail on $500,000 bond per charge, but since they’re now charged with eight felonies each instead of two, the total bond for each of them has been increased from $1 million to $4 million. Their preliminary exam has also been postponed until August 15th.
Roy and Arrieta are accused of breaking into a residence in Marquette on July 11th through an unsecured door and assaulting the homeowner. Police say they found the pair outside an apartment in The Preserve at Orianna Ridge and arrested them there without incident.
The case remains under investigation.