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Monday, December 10, 2018

Detroit Man Charged in Domestic Violence/Workplace Shooting

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Robert Earl Easley-Calloway, 26 (DOB: 10/31/1992), of Detroit, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of his 25-year-old wife, also from Detroit, at her workplace, and the subsequent police pursuit.On November 26, 2018 at approximately 3:14 a.m., Livonia police officers were dispatched to the FedEx Ground Distribution Center, located in the 38400 block of Amrhein Road in Livonia, MI. Upon arrival, officers were informed that the defendant left the scene with his wife and he was engaged in a vehicle pursuit with the Livonia Police Department on eastbound I-96. Evidence was collected from the scene. Michigan State Police joined the pursuit and eventually disabled the vehicle.

It is alleged that the defendant had recently been violent with his wife. On November 25, 2018, it is alleged that the defendant held a knife on his wife and sexually assaulted her in a hotel room in Harper Woods. She was sufficiently concerned about her safety that she asked two male co-workers to ride with her to work. On November 26, 2018 at approximately 3:14 a.m., it is alleged that the wife parked near the entrance of her workplace and the defendant approached her vehicle. When the doors automatically unlocked, it is alleged that the defendant opened the driver's door and shoved a shotgun into her face. Her two male co-workers exited the vehicle and it is further alleged Easley-Calloway fired the shotgun, and grazed his wife, who exited the vehicle and ran away with her co-workers. It is also alleged that the defendant reloaded the shotgun and fired, and struck his wife in the back. The defendant forced her into the vehicle and drove off, and was pursued by the Livonia Police Department. The Michigan State Police joined the pursuit, and eventually disabled the vehicle.

The defendant was shot during the vehicle chase and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. His wife was also transported to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.

"This case is yet another stark reminder of the massive problem we have in Wayne County with domestic violence," said Prosecutor Worthy.

Easley-Calloway has been charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct - First Degree, Kidnapping, Felonious Assault, three counts of Assault With Intent to Murder, three counts of Felonious Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment, eight counts of Felony Firearm and Fleeing and Eluding - Fourth Degree.* He was arraigned on December 7, 2018 in 16th District Court. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for December 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. before 16th District Court Judge Kathleen McCann. The Preliminary Examination is scheduled for December 27, 2018.

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

Mateen Cleaves - Defendant charged in the alleged sexual assault of a 24-year-old Mount Morris woman.* The Pretrial Conference was held today and the defense motion to disqualify Judge Celeste Bell was dismissed. The reason given by the defense for the disqualification was because the judge was a former Genesee County assistant prosecutor. The defense will appeal the ruling. When a new date is known an update will be sent out.

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

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Taylor Woman Will Not be Charged in Fatal Shooting
at Marathon Gas Station

A 40-year-old Taylor woman will not be charged in connection with the fatal shooting of an acquaintance, Tanya Marie Davidson,40, of Taylor, at Marathon Gas Station.* It has been determined that she acted in lawful self-defense when she fatally shot Ms. Davidson.

On November 16, 2018, at approximately 12:02 p.m., Taylor police officers received a shots fired call and were dispatched to a Marathon gas station located in the 22300 block of Ecorse Road in Taylor, MI. Upon arrival, officers were advised that a physical altercation occurred between two women inside the gas station. A review of the facts and evidence in the case shows that the shooter, who is an armed CPL holder, was physically attacked by Ms. Davidson. During the attack, she fired her weapon, striking Ms. Davidson one time. Ms. Davidson was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

After a thorough review of the facts and evidence the warrant has been denied because there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the shooter committed a crime, and that she was not acting lawful self-defense.

*Note: It has been erroneously reported by news sources that earlier in the day on November 16, 2018, that Ms. Davidson and the 40-year-old shooter engaged in a previous altercation at a local Tim Horton's. This was investigated by the police and there was no evidence to support this allegation.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Rony Cesar Reyes-Euceda - 28, (DOB:05/13/90), of Detroit - On December 9, 2019, at 2:48 p.m. in Detroit, it is alleged that the defendant fatally struck 69-year-old Gerard Kuras, as he was crossing Michigan Avenue and Parkinson Street in Detroit. Investigation by the Detroit Police Department led to the arrest of the defendant.

He has been charged with: (1) Operating with License suspended/Revoked/Denied - Causing Death; and (2) Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident - When At Fault - Resulting in Death, both 15-year felonies.* The defendant was arraigned in 36th District Court yesterday. He was given a $100,000 cash/surety bond. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for December 21, 2018; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for December 28th both before Judge Cylenthia Miller.

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

Detroit Man Arraigned in
Senior Housing Double Homicide

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged James Fleming, 69 (DOB: 11/04/1949), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shootings of Kenneth Darnell Hall, 50 and Bernice Clark, 66, both of Detroit.

On November 13, 2018, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Detroit police officers responded to a shooting in progress at an apartment building in the 800 block of Dickerson. Upon arrival, the officers discovered the first victim, Mr. Hall, a security guard at the building, who had sustained a gunshot wound. He was unresponsive outside of the apartment building. The police then discovered the second victim, Ms. Clark, who also sustained a gunshot wound and was found unresponsive in the first-floor hallway. Medics arrived and pronounced both victims dead at the scene.

A 30-year-old female victim who knew Fleming alleged that she was in his apartment when he sexually assaulted her on the same evening. She was able to escape the apartment, and report her attack to the officers at the homicide scene.

It is alleged that Defendant James Fleming, a resident of the building, engaged in an altercation with another person and locked himself out of his apartment. After Mr. Hall opened his door for him, it is alleged that Fleming discharged his weapon at Mr. Hall, striking him. It is further alleged that the defendant fired his weapon at other people as he exited the building fatally striking Ms. Clark.

Fleming has been charged with two counts of First Degree Murder, three counts of Assault with Intent to Murder and six counts of Felony Firearm. He is also charged with one count each of Kidnapping, Criminal Sexual Conduct Second Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm.*

Fleming has been transported back to Detroit and was arraigned this afternoon in 36th District Court. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for December 21, 2018 and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for December 28, 2018 in 36th District Court. The defendant has been remanded to jail.

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

Raymond Durham - Defendant charged in connection with the homicide of Sgt. Collin Rose. His competency hearing has been adjourned until December 18, 2018, so that the entire hearing can be completed on that date.

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