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Posted on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 : 1:42 p.m.

Man accused in Sunday stabbing leaves jail after paying $500

By Kyle Feldscher

The 25-year-old South Lyon man accused of stabbing a man in Ann Arbor Sunday morning is free on bond after paying $500, according to court records.


Michael Bogart

Courtesy of WCSO

Michael Bogart was arraigned Monday on charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and assault with a dangerous weapon, court records show. Magistrate Thomas Truesdell ruled Bogart could leave the Washtenaw County Jail if he paid 10 percent of $5,000, according to records.

As of Thursday morning, Bogart was no longer lodged at the county jail.

Bogart is accused of stabbing a 28-year-old Ypsilanti man after a verbal altercation turned physical at 1:35 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of North Main Street. Bogart was arrested at the scene and then transported to the hospital for injuries suffered during a fight between the two men.

The Ypsilanti man was hospitalized for his wounds suffered during the alleged stabbing. The two men did not know each other.

Bogart is scheduled to return to court for a preliminary exam at 8:30 a.m. March 28 at the 14A-1 District Court in Pittsfield Township, according to court records.

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Patrick Maurer

Fri, Mar 22, 2013 : 4:49 p.m.

Truesdell should be removed from his position. He is the same "Magistrate" that allowed the insanely low bail for the home invasion suspect accused of 17 more home invasions while he was out on bond. Enough of this kid glove handling of these felons.


Fri, Mar 22, 2013 : 1:37 p.m.

Why not just let him out on his word?


Thu, Mar 21, 2013 : 11:46 p.m.

I'm used to being sort of alone in the corner when I figure anybody not yet convicted should be let loose unless there's reason to think they might either flee or continue on a reckless life of crime. This guy in the mug shot, however, has not only clearly taken a beating but he's wearing the padded suit the jail puts lunatics in. It's sad to think maybe they couldn't find room for him because some parrot abuser, marijuana smoker or panhandler has his cot.


Fri, Mar 22, 2013 : 3:57 a.m.

Looks like though he's visiting Jackson and never made the trip down to FL. OTIS


Fri, Mar 22, 2013 : 3:45 a.m.

@nick, thanks for the link on the parrot guy--i, too, had missed that one. I wonder what he is up to? Maybe after 2 1/2 years he has left the planet.


Fri, Mar 22, 2013 : 3:11 a.m.


Homeland Conspiracy

Fri, Mar 22, 2013 : 2:47 a.m.

parrot abuser...did I miss something?

Dog Guy

Thu, Mar 21, 2013 : 7:36 p.m.

bo·gart [boh-gahrt] verb (used with object) 1. to take an unfair share of (something); keep for oneself instead of sharing: Are you gonna bogart that joint all night? 2. to bully or force: He just bogarted his way into the elevator! verb (used without object) 3. to act or move in a tough or aggressive way: That big guy doesn't ask--he just bogarts. noun 4. a person who hogs or monopolizes something. 5. a person who acts in a tough or aggressive way.


Sun, Mar 24, 2013 : 8:42 p.m.

Dutch surname Bogart ("keeper of an orchard")


Thu, Mar 21, 2013 : 7:27 p.m.

Any person accused of committing a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Therefore a person charged with a crime should not be denied freedom unless there is a good reason. The court should take into account the: 1. Nature and seriousness of the offence or default (and the probable method of dealing with the defendant for it) 2. Character, antecedents, associations and community ties of the defendant, 3. Defendant's bail record, and 4. Strength of the evidence One of the reasons we have police and courts is: to save us from having to decide on every crime, big and small, which occurs within "our jurisdiction." Also, a jury has not been convened. It seems a little early to see so many voluntary submissions of a verdict. ;-)


Fri, Mar 22, 2013 : 1:39 p.m.

My heart bleed for him!

Stewart G. Griffin

Thu, Mar 21, 2013 : 7:14 p.m.

Only $500? What the deuce, man?!

Jack Gladney

Thu, Mar 21, 2013 : 6:43 p.m.

$500 bail. Sweet. Maybe the alleged stabber was just in a stabby mood the day he stabbed someone he did not know. I'm sure something like that will never ever happen again, Your Honor.


Thu, Mar 21, 2013 : 6:43 p.m.

So, in another story just posted, a guy who was breaking into cars got a bond of 10% of $25,000, or, $2500! Who is the greater threat to public safety, somebody who stabs somebody else, or a guy who steals from cars?


Fri, Mar 22, 2013 : 12:04 p.m.

True, and I am NOT supporting this ridiculously low bail, but: I believe the stabber, however wrong, allegedly committed this crime situationally whereas a person doing multiple car break-ins is habitual and more likely to continue once freed.

Craig Lounsbury

Thu, Mar 21, 2013 : 5:58 p.m.

500 bucks gets him a ticket back to the street? Somehow that seems cheap to me.


Thu, Mar 21, 2013 : 6:14 p.m.

Interesting tid bit. I agree, that seems like a low bail for the offense. Oh an BTW , squirrel is better than chicken or duck.

Craig Lounsbury

Thu, Mar 21, 2013 : 6:03 p.m.

I just looked it up, the guy who ran over those baby ducks at McDonalds paid 500 bucks too. The ironic thing there is he was in the parking lot of a place selling dead chickens for consumption.