On March 12, 2021, at approximately 8:07 p.m. Andera Warren entered Defendant Yatooma's
convenience store in the 15000 block of Puritan Street in Detroit to purchase a drink. The defendant did not want her in the store. It is alleged that he walked over to Ms. Warren, grabbed her, dragged her across the floor of the store, punched her on the right side of her face, and placed his hands around her neck, strangling her. A witness observed that Ms. Warren's right eye was visibly red and swollen. Medics at the scene saw the victim bleeding from the nose. She was later taken to a local hospital and diagnosed with a fractured nose.
Bassam Yatooma has been charged with one count of Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder or by Strangulation, a 10-year felony, and one count of Aggravated Assault, a one year misdemeanor. *
He was arraigned today in 36th District Court and given a $50,000/ 10% bond with a GPS tether. He was also ordered to surrender his passport and have no contact with the complaining witness. His Probable Cause Conference is on June 14, 2021 and his Preliminary Examination is on June 21, 2021 in 36th District Court before Judge Kenyetta Stanford Jones. The defendant is represented by
attorney Randall Upshaw. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Detroit Police Department.
"The facts in this case are very unsettling. The alleged actions taken by this defendant are really beyond comprehension when the totality of the circumstances are examined," said Prosecutor Worthy.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.