Huntington police arrest one of ‘Detroit’s Most Wanted’
HUNTINGTON — A man on “Detroit’s Most Wanted” list was arrested in Huntington on Wednesday afternoon by the Huntington Violent Crime Drug Task Force.
Michael Christian Hopkins, 42, is charged with being a fugitive from justice following the execution of a search warrant Wednesday afternoon in the 300 block of 9th Avenue West.
Hopkins, also known as Robert Pace, is being held pending an extradition hearing to Detroit. His original charge is home invasion in the first degree.
Before being arraigned, Hopkins told media that he “loves his kids” and that he ended up on “Detroit’s Most Wanted” list because of lies and false accusations.
According to a WXYZ-TV report from March 14, Hopkins has a history of domestic violence, stalking and home invasion and is accused of firing a gun into his ex-girlfriend’s house, narrowly missing his own children. U.S. Marshals said Hopkins fired up to 15 rounds.
WXYZ-TV also reported Hopkins had been broken up with the woman since 2009 and that she has had a protection order filed against him for years.
The Huntington Police Department’s warrant was developed with information obtained during drug-related arrests made earlier in the day in the 1200 block of 10th Avenue, in which two Detroit men, Dewane D. Lively and Dorian M. Pittman, were arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver.
Police observed two men leaving the house in the 300 block of 9th Avenue West. The men were stopped and Hopkins allegedly provided police with a false identity initially. The other man was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. In the residence, police allegedly located ammunition for various types and calibers of weapons.
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