Man accused of stalking co-worker faces judge
Updated: Friday, April 12 2013, 08:12 PM EDT
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A man accused of stalking his co-worker faced a judge in Kalamazoo late Friday afternoon.
Laura Bolen says she came home Thursday morning to find Noah Buist hiding inside her Texas Township home.
She says he had a knife and duct tape.
Buist had very little to say as he was arraigned in court.
He is charged with first degree home invasion for breaking into Laura Bolen's home, but was not charged with stalking, as they were unable to meet the level of proof to bring that particular charge.
Detectives testified at the arraignment that Buist went into Bolen's home when she wasn't there, and tried to break into several windows.
He then did an Internet search on how to get into a house with a credit card.
He was able to get in that way, and then detectives say he looked all through the house because he was infatuated with Bolen.
The 911 call gives a good sense of the confusion when Bolen gets home with her boyfriend, an off-duty KDPS officer.
They found Buist in a closet with a knife, but the boyfriend was able to easily hold him down until other deputies arrived.
Investigators said Buist went to Bolen's house on Wednesday night becasue the battery died on a tracking device he had attached to her car.
The tracker is why deputies originally wanted to charge Buist with stalking.
However, the charges of home invasion and having burglars tools are 20 and 10 year felonies.