Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Ryan Darrell Fletcher, 35 (DOB: 06/16/1982) and Jacob Jesse Rose, 23 (DOB: 03/21/1990), both of Garden City, in connection with the assault of a 70-year-old male senior citizen.
On July 23, 2017 at approximately 2:34 a.m., Wayne City police officers were dispatched to a fight in a parking lot behind a bar located in the 35000 block of West Michigan Avenue in Wayne, MI. It is alleged that Fletcher and Rose encountered the victim near his car with his dog and threw the dog at his car. It is further alleged that the two defendants beat the victim while he was lying on the ground with his car radio. Police were dispatched to the scene, and upon arrival, they found the victim, injured and unconscious. Medics were dispatched to the location and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. Further investigation led to the arrest of the defendants. The facts and evidence in the case will be presented at the preliminary examination.
Both defendants have been charged with Assault With Intent to Murder and Felonious Assault*. They were arraigned yesterday afternoon before Magistrate Linda Gable in 29th District Court. The probable cause conference is scheduled for August 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in 29th District Court before Judge Laura Mack. No preliminary examination date has been scheduled at this time. Both defendants received a $100,000 cash bond.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.