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Posted on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 : 6:30 p.m.

Man accused of shooting at car with small children in it has hearing rescheduled

By John Counts


Jason Mayleben

Courtesy of WCSO


Michael Haywood

Courtesy of WCSO

The 24-year-old Ypsilanti Township man accused of firing off two rounds at a car with four small children in it had his preliminary examination rescheduled Tuesday, according to court records.

Michael DeShawn Haywood and his co-defendant, 25-year-old Jason Mayleben of Ann Arbor, both had their preliminary hearings moved to April 23.

The men are charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and felony firearm.

A 26-year-old Wayne man with whom Mayleben had fought a week prior to the shooting was the actual target, police said. At 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 16, Mayleben and Haywood saw the man driving in Ypsilanti Township and followed his vehicle to the area of Parkwood Avenue and South Harris Road, police said.

Haywood is accused of shooting at the Wayne man, missing and hitting his vehicle where there were four small children inside. No one was injured in the incident.

Mayleben is free on $25,000 bond and Haywood is free on $20,000 bond.

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Sat, Apr 6, 2013 : 3:06 a.m.

Why is their preliminary hearing delayed - is it "normal procedure" for a judge to grant a delay in preliminary examination cases like this? From a legal dictionary: Preliminary Hearing - A proceeding before a judicial officer in which the officer must decide whether a crime was committed, whether the crime occurred within the territorial jurisdiction of the court, and whether there is Probable Cause to believe that the defendant committed the crime. Eh, seems to me a crime was committed, seems to me it occurred in the court's jurisdiction (duh!) and, yes, it seems there's probable cause to believe that the defendants committed the crimes. So what's the reason for delaying THAT hearing, since it means these two are out among us (and just as able to illegally acquire another gun)? Of course it's silly of us to think there's no remedy; President Obama Himself has assured us that another bundle of Democrat gun control laws will solve the problem of violent people with guns among us. Such wisdom (along with my Glock 9mm) is so reassuring. (sarcasm intentional)


Fri, Apr 5, 2013 : 3:13 p.m.

How can a judge release these men? These two and the two suspected of killing John Lawrence are now roaming free on our streets. Incredibly soft judges do little to protect our community.


Thu, Apr 4, 2013 : 10:44 p.m.

probably personal bonds