A Marion Township man has been bound over for trial on charges connected to his role in two restaurant break-ins.

21-year-old Wyatt Marshall was bound over to Livingston County Circuit Court Wednesday on charges of breaking and entering a building with intent and possession of burglar’s tools. The charges stem from the November 27th incident, in which he and 20-year-old Michael Tournier of Marion Township broke into the Pizza's Champ and Arby's restaurants in Genoa Township. Tournier is facing the same charges, as well as 21-year-old Taylor Schulte of Howell Township, who drove the getaway car.

The trio is also charged with third-degree retail fraud for stealing a crowbar from the Genoa Township Walmart, which they used to break into Arby’s. Sgt. Chris Schmidt of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office connected the retail fraud incident to the restaurant break-ins after watching surveillance video from Arby’s and Walmart. The video showed the suspects entering the store shortly after 2am and stealing the crowbar. It’s believed they had already robbed Pizza's Champ, where they stole a safe.

Tournier is a former Pizza's Champ employee, while Marshall used to work at Arby's. Some of the money from the robberies was recovered, although just how much was stolen overall remains unclear. Future court dates for Marshall have not been set at this time; however Tournier and Schulte return to court January 3rd for a probable cause conference. (JK/DK)