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Monday, April 15, 2019

Detroit Woman Charged with
Filing a False Report of a Child Abduction

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Domanique Marie Rezende, 32 (DOB: 07/09/1986) of Detroit, in connection with filing a false report of a child abduction.

On April 13, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Rezende drove her mother's vehicle to a location in the 15600 block of Joy Road. It is alleged that the defendant exited the vehicle with the keys left in the ignition and the vehicle running. While inside the store, Rezende noticed the vehicle pulling off. Detroit Police were dispatched to the scene and, it is alleged, Rezende stated her four-year-old son was in the vehicle at the time it was stolen. Detroit Police investigated and found the child in the care of his grandmother. Rezende was arrested at the scene of the car theft. Further facts and evidence in the case will be presented at the Preliminary Examination.

Rezende has been charged with False Report of a Child Abduction.* She was arraigned this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Dawn M. White. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for April 23, 2019 before Judge Cylenthia Miller in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $7,500/10% bond. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Detroit Police Department.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Daniel Scott Michalak - Defendant charged in connection with the May 29, 2018 death of his girlfriend Tia Marie Velluci of Davison, MI while they were staying at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit. Today Michalak was sentenced before Judge Regina Thomas to: Assault with Intent to Murder (12 to 20 years), Assault with Intent to Maim (five to 10 years to be served concurrently) and the Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Mark Lin Bessner - MSP Trooper charged in connection with the August 26, 2017 fatal ATV crash that killed 15-year-old Damon Grimes on Rossini Street in Detroit. On October 31, 2018, the first trial was declared a mistrial due to a hung jury. Today, in the second trial, the jury returned a guilty verdict on the charge of Involuntary Manslaughter. The defendant was remanded to jail and his sentence hearing will be held on May 2, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Margaret Van Houten. "The jury made a strong statement today about the defendant's criminal actions. This verdict was a result of a lot of hard work by my office and law enforcement. I want to thank this jury and it is my earnest hope that this verdict brings some small semblance of peace to the Grimes family," said Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Man Charged in Clair Street Fatal Shooting in Inkster

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Johtez Zyair Hoskins, 19, (DOB: 02/11/2000) of Ypsilanti, in connection with the fatal shooting of Darian Oneal*, 16, also of Inkster. On April 14, 2019 at 12:30 p.m., it is alleged that Hoskins was in the back bedroom of a home in the 800 block of Clair Street in Inkster when he shot Oneal in the head. During the shooting, Hoskins shot himself in the hand. After shooting Oneal, Hoskins fled the scene on foot. Inkster police were called and Oneal was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigation by the Inkster Police led to a local hospital where Hoskins was receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to his hand. Hoskins was placed under arrest at the hospital.

Hoskins has been charged with: Involuntary Manslaughter and Felony Firearm.**

He was arraigned in 22nd District Court in Inkster this morning and received a $250,000 cash bond. His Probable Cause Conference (PCC) is scheduled for April 24, 2019 and his Preliminary Examination date will be announced at the PCC. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Inkster Police Department.

*The victim's name is spelled Oneal on all police documents.

**The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Detroit Man Charged in Winston Street Homicide

Chazmun Raphael Conley, 33 (DOB: 07/30/1985), of Detroit, has been charged in connection with the homicide of Marc Anthony Williams, 49, also of Detroit. On April 15, 2019, at 8:28 p.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to a house located in the 20000 block of Winston. When they arrived, they observed Williams lying on the ground near the house with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.

On the evening of April 15, 2019, Conley had a verbal argument with Williams that became heated. It is alleged that Conley pulled out a handgun and shot Williams multiple times, causing his death.

Conley has been charged with Second Degree Murder and Felony Firearm.* He was arraigned this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Millicent Sherman. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for May 1, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for May 7, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Michael Wagner in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $750,000 cash/surety bond. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Detroit Police Department.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Detroiters Charged with Shooting at ATF Agents

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Kevin Keshawn Young, 21 (DOB: 07/13/1997) of Detroit, Damesha Latay Few, 21 (DOB: 10/05/1997), of Redford, and Aaron Marquis Shooks, 20 (DOB: 06/04/1998) of Detroit, in connection with opening fire on two Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agents.

On April 15, 2019 at approximately 1:55 p.m., ATF agents were in the area of Morang Street in Detroit when they observed a vehicle with several occupants, and a shattered rear window, speed past at a high rate of speed. The agents followed the vehicle and observed a male occupant with a firearm exit the rear of the vehicle and approach a house in Detroit. The agents called Detroit Police dispatch. The agents followed the car to a location at Cedargrove Street and Queen Street, when another male occupant armed with a firearm, exited the rear of the vehicle and fired shots at the agents. The agents followed the vehicle from a distance to a location on Mayfield Street, at which time the defendants were arrested by the Detroit Police.

Young has been charged with two counts of Assault with Intent to Murder, two counts of Felonious Assault, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon in Motor Vehicle and five counts of Felony Firearm.

Few has been charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon in Motor Vehicle.*

Shooks has been charged with two counts of Assault with Intent to Murder and two counts Felonious Assault.*

The defendants are expected to be arraigned at 1:00 p.m. today in 36th District Court. Please request a photograph of the defendant after the arraignment.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Car Crash at
Puritan and Lindsay Street

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Malcolm Lewis Davis, 60, (DOB: 04/15/1959), of Detroit, in connection with a fatal hit and run car crash that killed Gerald Massey, 41, of Detroit.

On April 9, 2019 at approximately 12:14 a.m., Davis was driving his vehicle westbound on Puritan at Lindsay Street in Detroit. It is alleged that Davis disregarded a stop sign and the victim, traveling on a motorcycle northbound on Lindsay, struck the vehicle. It is alleged that the defendant fled the scene in the vehicle. Police and EMS arrived at the scene. Medics transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment, where he was pronounced dead. Investigation by the Detroit Police led to the arrest of the defendant.

Davis has been charged with Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident, a five year felony.* He is was arraigned this afternoon in 36th District Court and his Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for May 1, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.: his Preliminary Examination is scheduled for May 7, 2019 before Judge William McConico. Please contact the Detroit Police Department for a photograph of the defendant.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Redford Teen Charged With Accosting of Three-Year-Old Boy

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Timothy Anthony-Gabouri Austin, 17, (DOB: 07/20/2001), of Redford, in connection with an accosting of a three-year-old infant boy. A 17-year-old is an adult under Michigan law.

On April 17, 2019 at approximately 6:47 p.m., Redford police were dispatched to the area of Lola Street and Garfield in Redford Township regarding an incident that was in progress. Upon arrival, a Redford police officer observed a stroller near a bridge. Investigation by the officer led under the bridge, where it is alleged that the defendant was accosting the infant. It is further alleged that Austin had removed some of his clothing while he was with the child. The defendant was arrested at the scene. The infant was transported to a local hospital for examination.

Austin has been charged with Accosting for Indecent Purposes, a felony with a maximum penalty of four years in prison, and Indecent Exposure, a one year misdemeanor.* He is expected to be arraigned in Saturday, April 20, 2019, after 11:00 a.m. 34th District Court in Romulus.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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