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Posted on Wed, May 2, 2012 : 9:31 a.m.

Police: Man attacked woman who rejected him, acquaintance who intervened

By Kyle Feldscher

A 50-year-old Ann Arbor man was arrested early Wednesday morning after beating up a woman who rejected his sexual advances and a man who attempted to intervene, police said.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said police responded at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday to a home in the 200 block of East Davis Avenue after being notified of an assault in progress. Bush said a 50-year-old Ann Arbor man was making sexual advances toward a 53-year-old Ann Arbor woman, who rejected him.

The man then began to fight with the woman and a 56-year-old Ann Arbor man who was also at the home intervened on her behalf, Bush said. The 50-year-old man proceeded to beat the 56 year old with his fists, causing significant injuries to the man’s head, Bush said.

While the two men were fighting, the woman called police, a move that attracted the attention of the alleged assailant, Bush said. The man then assaulted the woman again, punching her in the face and head, Bush said.

The woman eventually fled the apartment to a nearby house, where police contacted her, Bush said.

The 56-year-old man suffered a cut on his head, a gash near his left eye and a split lip, Bush said. Huron Valley Ambulance took him to the University of Michigan Hospital’s emergency room to be treated for his injuries, Bush said.

The woman had visible bruising on her eyes, forehead, lips and face, Bush said.

The 50-year-old man was arrested and is lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail where he is awaiting arraignment on possible charges, Bush said. All three people had been drinking and everyone involved knew each other, she said.

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Fri, May 4, 2012 : 4:52 p.m.

SPIRITUALISM - THE NEW SYNTHESIS : I read the recommendations given by Tru2Blu76. I would ask our readers to review human history. In the history of man, in the history ot nations, we have always tried to resolve conflicts by the practices recommended by Tru2Blu76. We try to practice self-protection and we try to enhance our ability to undermine our opponent's aggressiveness. As a Society we also punish individuals for their actions and behavior and as national entities we wage warfare. Auguste Comte formulated the new positive science called Sociology and his goal was that of a Society in which both individuals and nations could live in harmony and comfort. Psychologists like B.F. Skinner focus on the learned components of human behavior and the environmental causes of behavior. Biologists like Konrad Lorenz focus primarily on their analysis of the innate components of human behavior. Edward Osborne Wilson, the foremost proponent of Sociobiology had suggested that a characteristic such as 'altruism' is genetically based and he had applied biological principles to human social behavior. The biological principle that I apply is that of the 'spiritual' nature of man's living substance. The 'New Synthesis' that I describe is: "The Substance, The Structure, The Function, The Ability of Action and Interaction, The Environment, The Social Community (within the Individual and between Individuals) can come together to establish Peace, Harmony, and Tranquilty by simply knowing and understanding the potency of Spiritualism which defines what we are and what we do to sustain our bilogical existence as human organisms.


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 4:14 p.m.

I would strongly advise the female victim to attend the trial (if she's not summoned as a witness / plaintiff) - and take advantage of any protection order the judge might offer. If that is not offered, then she should ask for one. At a very minimum, she should also keep a cell phone with her at all times and take any other security & self defense measures she can obtain or afford - including a plan of escape. The male victim should also consider himself now under threat of future attacks. And he too should enhance his self-protective abilities and resources. It's when the victims do not take such signs seriously that the aggressor sees further opportunities to even scores and make new attempts to establish his will. Nothing I say above is political: it's what is published and known about "domestic violence." It's about negative and dangerous human interactions - the ones we call criminal violence.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 4:40 p.m.

This is what can happen when people get heavily intoxicated on alcohol, one of the most destructive drugs in our society


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 4:08 p.m.

Spiritualism-The-Biological-Basis-Of-Spirituality: This news story gets the usual tag of 'CRIME'. The word 'crime' fails to describe the nature of the underlying problem. From the beginning of human history, the ideas about spiritualism and spirituality included a desire to find peace, harmony, and tranquility in the living human experience. I seek the existence of Spirit or Soul to establish peace, harmony, and tranquility in all relationships within the individual and between individuals. I propose that the understanding of the true or real nature of the 'ground substance' will help man to find peace, harmony, and tranquility in all of his internal and external relationships while man exists in a physical environment as a member of a social group, social community, or Society.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 4:37 p.m.

It's hard to find spiritual peace when the spirits you seek are in bottles of alcohol :(


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 12:26 p.m.

If only Tennessee Williams was still with us.

The Black Stallion3

Wed, May 2, 2012 : 8:46 p.m.

50 year just can't leave them home alone anymore.......the Government needs to make laws against this.


Wed, May 2, 2012 : 8:29 p.m.

Well, maybe the 50 year old man can get some attention from some of the inmates at the WCJ

Linda Peck

Wed, May 2, 2012 : 4:07 p.m.

I am happy that this man was arrested. Now courts do your job! The police, short staffed as they are, are working hard, and I am sure it must be frustrating for them to do the hard and dangerous work and then see the courts' inadequate response to crime. If the courts do their job, this will not be such a frequent happening. Don't keep letting the community down, Washtenaw County Circuit Court!


Wed, May 2, 2012 : 3:13 p.m.

A little too old for this nonsense if you ask me. Alcohol can be such a life-ruining drug.


Wed, May 2, 2012 : 2:42 p.m.

Excessive alcohol combined with stupid behavior results in a total waste of public resources. Who is paying for the ambulance? Who is paying for the hospital services? (I seriously doubt any of these individuals have health insurance.) And who is paying for the jail and legal services? Taxpayers.


Wed, May 2, 2012 : 3:39 p.m.

Oh right, I forgot that people with health insurance (i.e. middle/upper class people) don't suffer from domestic violence. What an ignorant comment, JRW.

Woman in Ypsilanti

Wed, May 2, 2012 : 3:12 p.m.

Here is the thing, JRW. The taxpayers are going to have to pay one way or another. Either we pay for the ambulance and hospital services or else we deal with the costs associated with sick people who can't get their health care needs taken care of which might be increased crime or maybe panhandling or who knows what. Desperate people often do desperate things and nothing makes a person more desperate than an unfulfilled need for health care. We either pay for the jail and all of the legal services that go along with it or else we pay by allowing to walk the streets the sort of man who feels so entitled to sex that he is willing to use violence if a woman refuses him. The taxpayers pay regardless. So we might as well together as a group decide which things work best for us. Who is with me? I know that I am quite happy to pay to jail criminals and pay for things like law enforcement. However, on a side note, taxpayers might be able to pay a lot less by say legalizing marijuana. Granted in this case it would only matter if the three chose to smoke weed instead of drinking alcohol. But the effects of marijuana vs the effects of alcohol on violent behavior have been widely established. Also, the substitution effect where the availability of one substance reduces the demand for another has also been widely established. Therefore it is not unreasonable to conclude that legalization of a substance known to not increase violent behavior would result in fewer incidences such as the one above.


Wed, May 2, 2012 : 3:08 p.m.

pardon me.. 1 was taken by ambulance. sorry


Wed, May 2, 2012 : 3:06 p.m.

And where in that story made you conclude that they have no insurance?. or that they needed an ambulance?. shesh... ok are not these comments against your regulations?

just a voice

Wed, May 2, 2012 : 2:55 p.m.

yah, just let them kill each other, or is that NOT what you are suggesting? this is a symptom of what's wrong with society, not the cause. And from your 'public resources' rant I'm going to assume you are right wing and would rather not pay for social services or education or any of the things that would make our world/society better for all.