Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has charged Steven Drake Edwards, 20 (DOB: 10/25/95), of Detroit, in connection with the felonious assault of 23-year-old Detroit man. On July 12, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the 22000 block of Lyndon, it is alleged that Edwards was driving in his car and yelling disparaging and threatening remarks while pointing a weapon at the upper body of the 23-year-old man as he walked down the street. The remarks made by Edwards were derogatory statements referring to the victim's sexual orientation. The victim was able to get away from Edwards.
Edwards is alleged to have posted the incident on Twitter. Investigation by the Detroit Police Department led to the identification of Edwards. On July 17, 2016 he was charged with Felonious Assault, Carrying a Concealed Weapon in a Motor Vehicle and Felony Firearm. He was arraigned on Sunday and his probable cause hearing is on July 25, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.; his preliminary examination is on August 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Langston in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $250,000 cash/surety bond.
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