SPRINGWATER – A Livonia man was arrested on Thursday on Burglary charges after he allegedly broke into a house in Springwater and hid in a closet as the son of the homeowner walked in. Apparently, the two men knew each other and had a brief exchange when the man came out and addressed the son, then left.
Anthony Farley, 24, was arrested for Burglary in the 2nd Degree, a class C Felony. According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the two had a brief, nonviolent exchange about hunting privileges on the property and then went their separate ways.
“It is alleged that Farley entered a house in the Town of Springwater and his intent was to steal property out of the house,” said Sheriff Dougherty in a press release. “The son of the homeowner did come home at the time of the burglary and interrupted the crime. When the son entered the house, Farley did hide in a closet and after a short time did come out and spoke with the son in regards to hunting on the family property. Farley did then leave the scene.”
Sheriff Dougherty added that a voluntary statement was secured from Farley. Farley claimed that he was seeking hunting permission on the property at the time of the alleged break-in. Additional charges are expected for Farley for other crimes of a similar nature.
Farley was arraigned in Springwater Town Court before Town Justice Haywood, and remanded to custody of the Sheriff. Farley is currently being held the Livingston County Jail.
The investigation and arrest was handled by Investigator Dan Rittenhouse. The Sheriff added that additional charges are expected for Farley for other crimes.
PHOTO CAPTION: Anthony Farley’s mugshsot. Photo courtesy of LCSO.