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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Charlie Bothuell IV - Father accused of abusing his son and isolating him in the basement of their home. Today he pleaded guilty to Child Abuse 4th before Judge Margaret Van Houten. Child Abuse Fourth Degree is a misdemeanor carrying a penalty of either one-year in jail or probation. Judge Van Houten immediately sentenced him to 18 months probation and anger management classes. He is further ordered to follow all terms set by the Wayne County Third Circuit Court Family Division and to have no contact with his son, Charlie Bothuell V. Court costs and restitution will be determined in the future.

Kevin Smith - Defendant charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting of Judge Terrance Berg. Today Judge Timothy Kenny set at Final Conference on February 6, 2016 and the trial on April 27, 2016 both at 8:30 a.m.

Wayne Jones -Defendant charged in connection with the carjacking and robbery of two women at Motor City Casino. Today Jones was sentenced on one count of Carjacking to 11 to 20 years, on two counts of Unlawful Imprisonment to 10 to 15 years and two years for Felony Firearm.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Allendale Elementary School Bus Driver Charged with Assault on Student

Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has charged bus driver Patrick Brennan, 63, of Lincoln Park, with two misdemeanors charges, Child Abuse Fourth Degree (one-year or probation for up to five years), and Assault and Battery (93 Days).

On January 19, 2016 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Brennan was transporting Allendale Elementary School children on a school bus when a group of children began yelling and misbehaving. It is alleged that the driver became angry, got some ice from outside and threw it in the bus at the children. It hit an 11-year-old girl in the head causing her to bleed. The victim was not one of the children who were misbehaving on the bus. The Melvindale police officers were dispatched to the child's home at approximately 4:15 p.m. and they observed a laceration above her left eye and blood on her scarf. Her injury was treated at home. Investigation of the incident led the police to the arrest of bus driver on the same day.

The defendant was arraigned this afternoon before Judge John Courtright in 24th District Court in Allen Park and he received a $5,000/10% bond. His pre-trial hearing is scheduled for February 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Maryanne GodboldoThe Michigan Court of Appeals (MCA) has reversed the dismissal in the case and has remanded the matter back to the district court. The MCA found that the order to take defendant's child was valid and sufficient evidence supported the charges. The district court thus erred in refusing to grant a bind-over on all the charges. A copy of the opinion is attached. No new date has been scheduled in 36th District Court at this time.

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Detroit Woman Charged in Two Bank Robbery Cases

Candace Glover-Carter, 35 (DOB: 11/8/80) of Detroit, has been charged in connection with two bank robbery cases. On January 14, 2016 at approximately 3:39 in the afternoon, it is alleged that she went to the Comerica Bank in the 4400 block of Telegraph in Dearborn Heights, said she had a bomb, and demanded money from a teller. She received over $4,000 and fled from the location. Glover-Carter is charged with one count of Bank Robbery and one count of Armed Robbery.

On January 19, 2016 at approximately 10:16 a.m., it is alleged that the defendant said she had a bomb and robbed a Dearborn Federal Savings Bank in the 4100 block of Telegraph in Dearborn Heights; she received $4,000 during the robbery. She has been charged with one count of Bank Robbery and one count of Armed Robbery in this case.

The defendant was arraigned on both cases today and received a probable cause hearing date of February 3, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge David Turfe and a preliminary examination date of February 10, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Mark Plawecki in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights. Please contact the Dearborn Heights Police Department for a photograph of the defendant.

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