Ferris students arrested

Three students charged with felony home invasion

A break-in to two on-campus residence halls ended with the arrests of three Ferris students, and one of the suspects being “indefinitely suspended” from Ferris State’s football team.

Michael Barmore, Kobi Armstead and Angelo Whittis, all three students of Ferris State University, have been charged with breaking and entering in relation to break-in’s in both McNerney and Carmer halls on the night of Friday, May 9th.

The three students have each been charged with four felonies: one count of first-degree home invasion and three counts of second degree home invasion. In both cases property was reportedly stolen from the rooms.

Whittis is a freshman linebacker on the Ferris football team has been indefinitely suspended from play by the Athletics Department.

“After his arrest on Friday, May 9 by the University’s Department of Public Safety,” a University statement said. “In connection with on-campus residence hall break-ins the previous evening, the Athletics Department took immediate action to indefinitely suspend Whittis. His case has been referred to the Office of Student Conduct.”

The maximum punishment for first-degree home invasion is a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, while second-degree home invasion is a maximum sentence of 15. All three men are held in Mecosta County Jail on $100,000 bond and are set to appear for a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. on May 20 in Mecosta County’s 77th District Court.

Armstead is listed as a criminal justice major on his personal Facebook page and Barmore is studying mechanical engineering. All three hail from the Metro Detroit area.