St. Clair Shores Man Charged in MGM Casino Case

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Daniel Scott Michalak, 33, (DOB: 05/16/1985) of St. Clair Shores, in connection with the death of his girlfriend Tia Marie Vellucci, 27, of Davison, Michigan. On May 29, 2018 at approximately 12:49 p.m. at the MGM Grand Casino, hotel security, along with Detroit police officers, received information that led them to check hotel room 408. Upon entry they found the lifeless body of Ms. Vellucci lying on the floor with multiple stab wounds and a bite wound to her nose. It is alleged that Michalak is responsible for the death of the victim.

At this time the case remains under investigation awaiting the Wayne County Medical Examiner's report and other forensic testing. Michalak has been charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with Intent to Maim, and Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm.* Michalak was arraigned in 36th District Court and remanded to jail this afternoon. His Probable Cause Hearing is on June 15, 2018 and his Preliminary Examination is on June 22, 2018. Both hearings are before Judge William McConico in 36th District Court.

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