Man on parole for home invasion faces new allegations

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A Shelby Township man has been charged in a series of home invasions in Dearborn just over a year after being arrested for committing a similar crime there.

Dearborn police investigating a string of recent break-ins on the city’s northeast side linked Shady Karim “to numerous home invasions,” the department said in a statement this week.

The 29-year-old resident already was on parole for home invasion. He’d been arrested in October 2015 after a woman caught him trying to break into her home in the 5900 block of Horger. Investigators at the time also suspected him in other home invasions.

“The Dearborn Police Department is dedicated to ensuring the safety of our community and we will continue to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said in a statement.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office authorized charges of second-degree home invasion and habitual offender fourth notice, which carries a life sentence if convicted, police said.

Karim was been arraigned in the 19th District Court before Judge Gene Hunt. Bond was set at $100,000.

A probable cause conference is set for 9 a.m. Jan. 27. A preliminary exam is scheduled for Feb. 3.