(Source: By Tammy Stables Battaglia, Detroit Free Press (MCT) – The 21-year-old son of a missing Troy man is set to be arraigned this morning on charges that he misused credit cards, according to the court and investigators.
The son of Patrick Mikes, also named Patrick Mikes, is expected to be arraigned at about 10 a.m. today at 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills, Judge Lisa Asadoorian said.
Auburn Hills Police Deputy Director Thomas Hardesty said the 21-year-old is being charged with illegal financial transactions and was being held in the jail at the Troy Police Department. He declined to discuss the case today, saying it is linked to the disappearance of the man’s father. He referred all other questions to Troy Police.
Neighbors say they saw police take the younger Patrick Mikes away in the back of a police car on Sunday, the day the 21-year-old and his 16-year-old brother reported their father missing.
The sons told police they last saw their father leaving Friday for a long-distance bike ride, which the TRW accountant did with regularity. They could not explain to investigators why they waited until Sunday to report their father missing.
Troy Police Capt. Robert Redmond said investigators found evidence of a “violent altercation” in the basement of the house when it was searched on Sunday by Troy Police and Michigan State Police forensic investigators. He said the 21-year-old has a bedroom in the basement; the 16-year-old stays upstairs.
Redmond said today that the department is still searching for the missing man.
“It’s a coordinated effort right now with the helicopters and investigators,” he said, declining to discuss the exact location of where the search is focused.
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