A Milford man charged with criminal sexual conduct (CSC) who fled the area after removing his GPS tether device has been apprehended.
The Milford Police Department arrested 27-year-old Robert Ernest Hagadorn on Thursday, Aug. 16, just before midnight, at a Childs Lake Estates residence where he had been staying.
Milford Police Chief Tom Lindberg said the apprehension went smoothly and the suspect is currently being held in the Oakland County Jail.
Hagadorn was scheduled to be arraigned today, Friday, Aug. 17, on charges of violating conditions of his previous bond release. Police had an active warrant for Hagadorn’s arrest out of the Oakland County Circuit Court.
In April, Milford police obtained a CSC warrant for Hagadorn and he was charged through the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office with second-degree CSC with a victim under 13-years-old.
After Hagadorn was arraigned and lodged in the Oakland County Jail, he was released under certain court-mandated conditions, including that he wear a GPS tether device to keep track of his whereabouts.
Then on Tuesday, Aug. 7, police received word that Hagadorn’s GPS monitoring device had been tampered with. After an investigation, they determined that he had taken the device off and fled the area with a woman and a young child.
Officers discovered a note left by Hagadorn saying that he may be heading “Up North,” but no specific location was given.
It was later discovered that he did not travel north, but rather to a Novi hotel and the Proud Lake Recreation Area, according to Lindberg.
“We started getting tips and he came back to the house that he was staying at in Childs Lake Estates at the urging of his family,” Lindberg said. “The suspect is in custody thanks to the tips generated from media, Twitter and good police work.”
The 6-year-old girl with Hagadorn at the time of his arrest yesterday was returned to family members and is safe, according to Lindberg, who called the arrest “a good win for the community of Milford.”