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Detroit Woman Charged in Atkinson Street Shooting of Husband

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Ashley K. Eyler, 37 (DOB: 12/12/1980), in connection with shooting her husband James Eyler, of Detroit. On February 18, 2018 at approximately 10:35 a.m., in front of a house in the 2000 block of Atkinson, it is alleged that the defendant shot her husband in the leg while he was having a dispute with a male neighbor over money. Police were called to the scene and the defendant was arrested and her husband was taken to a local hospital for treatment.Defendant Eyler has been charged with Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm and Felony Firearm*. She was arraigned on the warrant at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Millicent Sherman. The probable cause conference is scheduled for February 28, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for March 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Lydia Nance Adams in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $25,000/10% bond. On March 5, 2018, she was bound over as charged.

Updated information: On June 11, 2018, in a bench trial before Judge Vonda Evans, the defendant was found not guilty of Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm and Felony Firearm, but was convicted of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and sentenced to two years probation and court cost. On August 23, 2019, she completed the terms of her probation and the case was closed.

*The charges are allegations unless and until the defendant is convicted.

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