Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Stanley Faulk, 23 (DOB: 07/04/1989), of Inkster, and Keith Harvey, 26 (DOB: 11/20/1990), of Detroit, in connection with the assault of Brandon Putnam, 23, of Detroit, in Greektown. On April 16, 2017 at approximately 1:00 a.m., on Monroe and St. Antoine Streets, it is alleged that a friend of Putnamâ€™s got into a verbal argument with a group of approximately eight men. The argument became physical and another male friend of Putnamâ€™s was assaulted by the group of men. When Putnam went to aid his friend, the group of men began to violently beat Putnam while he was on the ground. In addition to the beating, Putnamâ€™s personal property was stolen. Putnam is currently being treated in a local hospital for injuries he sustained during the attack.
On April 17, 2017, the investigation by the Detroit Police Department led to the arrest of Faulk and Harvey as suspects in the beating of Putnam and taking his personal property. Faulk and Harvey are charged with Unarmed Robbery, Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm and Felonious Assault. It is alleged that cocaine was found on Harvey at the time of his arrest. Harvey has also been charged with Possession of Cocaine.
Faulk and Harvey were arraigned this afternoon before Magistrate Charles Anderson. The probable cause conference for both defendants is scheduled for April 26, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for May 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court. Both defendants received a $5M cash/surety bond.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.