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Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has charged Daniel Jacob Howard, 25 (DOB: 12/4/90), of Plymouth, with Discharge of a Firearm in Building, Discharge of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, Fleeing Third Degree, Carrying a Concealed Weapon in a Motor Vehicle, Resisting and Obstructing the Police, two counts of Domestic Violence Assault and Battery and Felony Firearm.

On May 8, 2016 at approximately 2:50 a.m., it is alleged that Howard was at his mother's home in the 9000 block of Tavistock when he had an argument with his girlfriend. He physically assaulted his mother and his girlfriend. He retrieved a gun and went to the basement where it is alleged that he fired a shot into the wall, pointed the gun at his head and exited the house. The two women remained inside the house. When Howard was outside of the house, he stood near his car and fired one shot into the air, then got into his car and, as he drove off, he shot once at the back passenger window of his girlfriend's car. Plymouth police were dispatched to the house and they followed Howard in his car to I-275. At I-96 and Newburg Road Howard crashed into the median and his car stopped. He is alleged to have fired another shot in the air and threatened to shoot himself. After a two hour standoff the police took the defendant into custody.

The defendant was arraigned today before Judge James Plakas in 35th District Court. The probable cause conference is scheduled for May 20, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Michael Gerou. The preliminary examination is scheduled for May 27, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Ronald Lowe. The defendant received a $100,000 cash/surety bond.

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