Man beats Wayne County homeowner with tire iron during break-in, police say
SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Michigan man broke into a Wayne County house and beat the homeowner with a tire iron, even chasing him outside to continue the attack, according to police. Norman Johnson, 31, of Willis, is accused of breaking into a home in the 23000 block of Elwell Road Road in Sumpter Township. Officials said Johnson broke in Saturday and beat the 26-year-old homeowner with a tire iron, causing serious injuries to the man’s head and torso. When the homeowner left the house, Johnson chased him and continued to attack him in the yard, police said. Johnson was taken into custody but denied knowing about the break-in or the attack on Elwell Road, police said.