INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Detroit Free Press) -- A 43-year-old Independence Township man was charged with three felonies this morning after police said he was caught on video trying to break into Kid Rock's Independence Township home.
Brian D. Keith, who has an extensive criminal history across three states, was charged with attempted home invasion, malicious destruction of a building, and malicious destruction of personal properties. All three are five-year felonies.
Investigators say the suspect caused nearly $30,000 in damages the afternoon of July 31, when he crashed his van through a gate at Rock's home and tried to break into a garage and the home.
Keith was arrested Saturday at his home after authorities received a tip, police said.
Judge Joseph Fabrizio of the 52nd District Court in Clarkston set a $75,000 cash bond, a court spokesperson said. If the suspect is able to post bond, he will be required to wear a tether, the judge ordered.
Rock's security camera caught the gate crashing and attempted burglary. The star was not home at the time and did not appear in court today.
Keith has a drunken driving arrest in Michigan and convictions in Virginia and North Carolina dating to 2005 that include assault, forging checks, receiving and concealing stolen property and impersonating a police officer. He will be in court at 1:30 p.m. Monday for a pretrial hearing.
Keith asked for a court-appointed attorney.
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