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Grosse Pointe sex assault, home invasions suspect faces similar charges in Detroit

Posted: 6:32 PM, Apr 26, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-26 19:08:02-04

As police in the Grosse Pointes continue to investigate their suspect, Gerald Day, in connection with a sexual assault and home invasions, the 27-year-old appeared in court for a home invasion case out of Detroit where Day allegedly held a woman against her will for six hours in December.

A bench warrant had been issued for Day last month after he failed to appear in a Wayne County courtroom for arraignment shortly after he'd been ordered to stand trial on a series of charges including home invasion, unlawful imprisonment and assault of a Detroit woman.

Day was arrested Sunday morning after a lengthy search by police in the Grosse Pointes after he allegedly tried to gain entry into two occupied homes.

A gun was found nearby and is currently being analyzed to see if Day ditched that gun while police were looking for their suspect in Sunday's attempted home invasions.

After his arrest, a search of Day's home in Detroit resulted in the recovery of a gun from his bedroom, according to a police source. According to online court records, prosecutors are seeking charges for Day being a felon in possession.

Day spent two years in prison for armed robbery.