A Macomb County parolee has been charged with breaking into a home in Shelby Township, officials said.

Scott Holtzman, 54, has been charged with second-degree home invasion, receiving and concealing stolen property, receiving and concealing a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest, according to Shelby Township police.

He was arraigned Wednesday in 41-A District Court in Shelby Township and a judge ordered him held at the Macomb County Jail on a $100,000 bond, police said. The judge also scheduled Holtzman's next court appearance for Tuesday.

If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison for the felony home invasion charge.

Holtzman has convictions that go back to 1985. He was convicted of unlawfully driving a vehicle away, fleeing police, home invasion and breaking and entering a building, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections.

He was placed on parole in August for his 2014 conviction on the unlawfully driving a vehicle away and fleeing police charges, the department said.

Shelby Township police said Sterling Heights police and the department of corrections informed them that they were looking for Holtzman in the township. 

Shelby Township detectives connected Holtzman to a number of home invasions, an auto theft and stolen property cases in their community, according to authorities.

The detectives approached Holtzman, who fled on foot. Utica police officers took the suspect into custody, but after he resisted arrest, officials said.

Police searched him and found a large amount of cash hidden in his clothing.

Officials also said they believe Holtzman is linked to several home invasions and thefts in the township and surrounding communities and he may face additional charges.

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