K.I. Sawyer woman attacked, robbed in predawn home invasion – manhunt underway to question two suspects

URGENT URGENT – U.P. Breaking News Bulletin

Update 1:50 p.m. – 3-22-18

One of two men sought by police is now in custody.

Police have still refused to release any new information on the case.

31-year-old Sean David McNamara has been arrested.
He is charged with second-degree home invasion and parole violation/inmate detainer

Sean David McNamara MDOC parole absconder

Sean David McNamara – parole absconder

At last report,  31-year-old Bradley “Brad” Paul Benzie was still being sought for questioning.

Bradley “Brad” Paul Benzie

Bradley “Brad” Paul Benzie

 

3-21-18 – 6:52 a.m. ET – K.I.

Manhunt for two men wanted by police for questioning in a brutal morning home invasion and robbery at K.I. Sawyer

By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(K.I. Sawyer, MI) – Police are searching for two men that they know well for questioning – after a brazen pre-dawn robbery, felonious assault, home invasion and a scary attack on a Gwinn area woman.

The robbery and home invasion was reported at 5 a.m. ET this morning, March 21, 2018 at the former K.I. Sawyer air force base.

Police are seeking 31-year-old Sean David McNamara and 31-year-old Bradley “Brad” Paul Benzie for questioning.

The Sawyer area men are well-known to police – and McNarama is a Michigan parole absconder who has been charged in another home invasion and many other crimes (See his MDOC file below).

In an odd fact, this morning’s home invasion – and McNamara’s 2014 Marquette home invasion – were both pulled off at 5 a.m.
The attack was reported by Heather Remillard at 217 Venture Street in West Branch Township at K.I. Sawyer. Remillard lives at the K.I. Sawyer address and is a Negaunee native.

The victim was thrown to the floor and her purse was stolen during the home invasion. One suspect was wearing a bandana as a mask, gloves and large rubber boots.

“Someone just broke into her house wearing a black Carhartt jacket,” the dispatcher told responding law enforcement vehicles. The suspect “had a mask on, threw on the floor and took her purse.”

The victim was not seriously hurt.

Those searching for the two men including a Michigan State Police K-9 tracking dog, the Forsyth Township Police department and the Marquette County Sheriff’s department.

The suspects left though the front door of the home – and were last seen running south (opposite direction of near headstart preschool). Scroll down to see a further description of McNamara.

In Nov. 2014, McNamara, then 28, was busted for a Marquette home invasion during which a TV, computer, radio and more were stolen at 5 a.m. on August 12, 2014 from 513 Wright Street.

In October 2014, McNamara was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison in plea deal.
However, by November 2017 McNamara was named as parole absconder by the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Bradley “Brad” Paul Benzie

Bradley “Brad” Paul Benzie

Brad Benzie shows addresses on Commando Street at K.I. Sawyer – and previously in Michigamme

Sean David McNamara MDOC parole absconder

Sean David McNamara – parole absconder (name on plate under chin spelled wrong)

31-year-old Sean David McNamara
DOB: 5/26/86
Michigan Parole Absconder
http://mdocweb.state.mi.us/OTIS2/otis2profile.aspx?mdocNumber=643988

MDOC Number: 643988
Sean David McNamara:
31-year-old white male
Brown Hair
Blue eyes
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 170 lbs.

Marks, scars & tattoos:
Body Piercing- Left Ear
Mole- Right Face
Scar- Forehead
Scar- Left Wrist
Scar- Right Head
Tattoo- Back Left Shoulder – “Laugh Now Cry Later”
Tattoo- Back Right Shoulder – a shamrock
Tattoo- Left Arm
Tattoo- Left Neck – “Misunderstood”
Tattoo- Left Wrist
Tattoo- Right Arm
Tattoo- Right Bicep – Lion
Tattoo- Right Chest – Skull, Outlaw
Tattoo- Shoulder
Tattoo- Upper Left Arm
Tattoo- Wrist – “Mac”

Prison sentences:

Breaking & entering a building with intent
Minimum Sentence: 1 year and 6 months to 15 years
Date of Offense: 8/12/2014
Marquette County
Date of Sentence: 10/24/2014
Conviction Type: Plea

Possession of analogues
Sentence: 2 years
Date of Offense: 9/28/2011
Marquette County
Date of Sentence: 5/25/2012
Conviction Type: Plea
Discharge Date: 3/13/2013

Offense: Controlled substance-possession of marijuana
Sentence: 2 years
Date of Offense: 9/28/2011
Marquette County
Date of Sentence: 5/25/2012
Conviction Type: Plea
Discharge Date: 3/13/2013

Controlled substance-possess narcotic/cocaine < 25 grams
Sentence: 9 months
Date of Offense: 8/08/2009
Marquette County
Date of Sentence: 5/21/2010
Conviction Type: Plea
Discharge Date: 11/10/2010

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