2017-05-04 / Courts

T-C man charged with assault

A 44-year-old Traverse City man was arraigned Tuesday in 86th District Court on several felony charges after allegedly breaking into his girlfriend’s home to steal her prescription pain medications, according to a court report.

David J. McQueer is charged with first degree home invasion, a third offense of domestic violence and possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, McQueer will be sentenced as a three-time habitual offender, which could double his sentence.

McQueer did not enter a plea on the charges. He is requesting a courtappointed attorney.

He is currently free on a 10 percent, $100,000 bond and is to have no contact with his victim.

The charges stem from an April 21 incident in which McQueer allegedly broke into his girlfriend’s home in Elmwood Township while she was there and stole her hydrocodone prescription, the report said.

He also assaulted her while he was there, the report said.

The home invasion charge could net McQueer up to 20 years, and possession of a controlled substance carries a maximum sentence of four years.

McQueer has previously been convicted of domestic violence on three separate occasions, according to the report. If convicted of this felony charge he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.

A probable cause conference has been set for McQueer for May 16 and a preliminary examination on the charges for May 24.

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