Press Release: Arrest in Marie Warren Murder Case

From the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department:

Today, July 15. 2011 at 9:30am Frank William Choate was arraigned in Lapeer County 71st District Court on the following charges:

  • Home invasion of the home of Marie Warren – 20 years
  • Weapons concealment – 5 years
  • Stolen property – 5 years
  • Obstruction of justice – 5 years
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon – 5 years
  • Felony firearm – 2 years
  • Habitual offender (4th) – up to life
A $1 million cash surety bond has been set. Please remember that any suspect is assumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you would like a color photograph of the suspect, please send your email request to

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