Prosecutor Worthy has charged David Westly Didlake, 27, (DOB: 10/25/1989) of River Rouge with Animals - Killing/Torturing, Police Officer - Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing, Animals - Abandoning/Cruelty Resulting in Death of One Animal.* On October 29, 2016 at approximately 8:57 p.m., police were called to a location in the 80th block of East James Street and investigated a dead white dog that was observed to be burned near the bottle of an accelerant. As a result of the investigation, Didlake was arrested after it is alleged that he resisted the police at a home located in the 80th block of East James Street in River Rouge.
Today Didlake was arraigned in 25th District Court in Lincoln Park and received a $75,000 cash/surety bond. He will have his probable cause conference on December 13, 2016 and his preliminary examination on December 20, 2016.
*The charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.