Livonia Police Investigation finds Home Invasion was Drug Deal Gone Bad

LIVONIA, MI – An alleged Home Invasion that occurred on December 18th, 2019, where one of the “intruders” was shot by the resident in the 29000 block of Joy Road turned out to be something completely different.

Rachaan Yharbrough/Joseph George

Rachaan Yharbrough/Joseph George

After an extensive investigation, Livonia Police found that the alleged Home Invasion did not occur as first reported. In fact, it was a drug deal gone bad.

Detectives have determined that the reporting person Joseph George was a customer of one of the “intruders” Rachaan Yharbrough.

On the night in question George invited Yarborough to his residence with the intention of buying crack cocaine. During the drug deal a price dispute arose between the parties which then turned violent. While being assaulted by Yarborough, George produced a handgun and shot Yarborough in the abdomen.

An arrest warrant was obtained for Joseph George charging him with Filing a False Police Report. When George was arrested on the outstanding warrant the arresting officers allegedly found him to be in possession of suspected Cocaine and Narcotic Paraphernalia. George is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing in the 16th District Court on February 25, 2020.

Rachaan Yharbrough who was on parole at the time of the incident was charged with numerous parole violations and has been returned to the custody of the Michigan Department of Corrections for a term of two years . He was sentenced in 2017 for Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less Murder or by Strangulation.

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