Garden City Man Charged in Carjacking of Police Vehicle

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI – Thomas Russell Troost, 28-years-old, of Garden City, has been charged in connection with a carjacking of a Dearborn Heights Police Department scout car.2020 January 16 - Thomas Russell Troost

On January 14, 2020 at approximately 5:30 a.m., Dearborn Heights Police were dispatched to a gas station in the area of West Warren Avenue and Telegraph Road in response to a call for an attempted carjacking. Upon arrival, officers discovered the defendant left the scene on foot. A Dearborn Heights police officer traveling in a department vehicle located Thomas Troost on foot nearby on West Warren.

As Troost walked in the roadway, the officer blocked the way. It is alleged that despite repeated demands to step away, the suspect approached the vehicle, grabbed the driver side door handle, forced it open and lunged inside the vehicle in an attempt to pull the officer out of the vehicle. Several Dearborn Heights Police officers arrived and arrested Thomas Troost at the scene.

Troost has been charged with Carjacking, Attempted Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile (UDAA), Attempted Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property – Motor Vehicle and Resisting and Obstructing Arrest.*

Thomas Troost was arraigned in the afternoon on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for January 29, 2020 and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for February 5, 2020. The defendant received a $500,000 bond.

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