Charged with Father's Murder, Patrick Mikes Jr. Back in Court Today
Patrick Mikes Jr., 21, is charged with murdering his father, 55-year-old Patrick Mikes Sr., last month in the family's Troy home.
Patrick Mikes Jr., the 21-year-old Troy man who is charged with murdering his father, Patrick Mikes Sr., is scheduled to appear before Judge William Bolle this morning at 52-4 District Court in Troy for a preliminary examination.
Mikes Jr. was arraigned on Aug. 9 on a charge of homicide–open murder. Less than 24 hours after his arraignment, and following an intense search, investigators found the body of Mikes Sr. in Montrose Township.
Police have said they believe Mikes Sr. was killed in a violent altercation in the basement of his Troy home on Homewood Drive on July 27. He was last seen alive by his 16-year-old son, Andrew Mikes, on the evening of July 26.
Mikes Sr. did not show up for work on July 27, and investigators believe Mikes Jr., who has been the only named suspect in his father's disappearance, did not see his father leaving for a bike ride that day, as he first reported to police Sunday morning.
Mikes Jr. also was seen on surveillance video purchasing a large quantity of cleaning supplies at a local store on July 27, according to Troy police.
Mikes Jr. was charged on Aug. 1 with fraudulently using his younger brother's American Express card to make purchases at the AMC Theatre and Johnny Rocket's in Auburn Hills on July 26. His maternal grandparents paid his $50,000 bond the next day, police said. Before being arrested and charged with homicide-open murder on Aug. 9, Mikes Jr. had been ordered not to contact his younger brother or leave the state.
Police say there is no known history of violent altercations between Mikes Jr. and his father.