Listen: 911 call from Shelby Township home which led to Warren murder suspect's arrest

Woman called 911 to report man trying to break into her home

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Shelby Township woman called 911 about 8:50 a.m. Tuesday to report a man trying to break into her home. 

Little did she know that same man was wanted by police in connection to the murder of a woman a week before in Warren. Anthony Iannotti was arrested shortly after the call to 911. He was arraigned on murder charges Tuesday afternoon in connection to the death of 62-year-old Donna Lawrence. 

The woman who called 911 Tuesday morning from a home along Ryan Road sounds understandably frightened on the recording. But she remains calm while a young child can be heard in the background. The woman later told the dispatcher she had a 2-year-old boy with her. 

There's a man trying to break into my house right now ... He's wearing a brown jacket and he looks bald ... maybe 40 (years old)," she said. 

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She told the dispatcher the man was trying to get into her home through the back. She was instructed to move to a safe place in the house while officers were on their way. 

The woman eventually was directed by the dispatcher to go out the front door where she met Shelby Township police officers. 

Iannotti was arrested shortly after. Police said he was found hiding near the Spring Hill Apartments. He was arraigned on charges of first-degree murder, felony homicide, unlawful driving away a motor vehicle and larceny from a building. He also faces lesser charges related to his disabling of his tether and violating the personal protection order against his estranged wife. This time, there will be no bond.

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Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.