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.