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Sixty-One-Year-Old Twin Brothers Charged in Coney Island Assault

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged twin brothers Dwight T. Samuels and Duane T. Samuels, (DOBs: 06/19/2019), both 61, of Detroit. On June 19, 2019, at 2:00 a.m., it is alleged that the defendants entered a Coney Island in the 15700 block of West Seven Mile Road and argued with patrons in the restaurant. The defendants, one armed with a metal pipe, and the other armed with a gun, attacked a 40-year-old victim after they were told the restaurant does not sell fried mushrooms. The victim was beaten with the pipe and subsequently shot in his face. The defendants fled from the scene in a car. The Detroit Police Department asked the public for information about the incident and were able to apprehend the defendants.

Both defendants have been charged with: Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and four counts of Felony Firearm.*

Both defendants were arraigned in 34th District Court on June 23, 2019. The Probable Cause Conferences are scheduled for July 3, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examinations are scheduled for July 10, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The hearings are scheduled before Judge Ronald Giles in 36th District Court. Dwight Samuels received a $225,000 cash bond; Duane Samuels received a $200,000 cash bond.

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

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