A 19-year-old man was arrested earlier this month in connection to a handful of home invasions in Gaines and Byron townships.
Kent County Sheriffs arrested Troy David Ritsema on March 17 after multiple daytime home invasions were reported over the span of two days in southern Kent County.
Ritsema was charged with two counts of first-degree home invasion and possession of burglary tools. The former, more serious charge is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.
Police said Ritsema was found with a large amount of stolen property in his vehicle. A search of his home turned up more stolen property, which was recovered by police.
Ritsema is being held at the Kent County Correctional Facility on a $100,000 bond.