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Posted on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 : 6:23 p.m.

Man charged with downtown Ypsilanti catering company break-in

By John Counts


Alfred Wright

Courtesy of WCSO

A 57-year-old Ypsilanti man was charged Thursday with breaking into a downtown Ypsilanti business and attacking the owner's son, who was working late.

Alfred Allen Wright was arraigned from the Washtenaw County Jail on charges of unarmed robbery, breaking and entering a building with intent and assaulting or resisting a police officer.

Ypsilanti police were called to Angel Food Catering at 12:26 a.m. Feb 26 after receiving reports of a break-in suspect punched an employee in the face before fleeing.

Drew Maynard, 22, was working in the kitchen when the suspect broke in, said his father, who owns of the business. After a brief physical altercation, the man fled and Drew Maynard called police, who arrested Wright 15 minutes later three blocks away.

Wright remains in jail on a 10 percent of $1,000 bond. A preliminary examination was set for March 12.

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Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 3:51 p.m.

Another great job by the Ypsi PD! We so appreciate you!

John Counts

Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 1:45 a.m.

The date of the incident has been corrected. It occurred on Feb. 26.

Ann English

Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 1:08 a.m.

Wasn't this crime committed THIS year? This year has no February 29.

John Counts

Mon, Mar 4, 2013 : 11:56 p.m.

Hi cornelius McDougenschniefferburgenstein jr. 3 esq.: The unarmed robbery charge has an assault component to it.

cornelius McDougenschniefferburgenstein jr. 3 esq.

Mon, Mar 4, 2013 : 11:45 p.m.

no charge for assaulting employee?glad accused cant post $100.


Mon, Mar 4, 2013 : 11:33 p.m.

Good job YPD. I hope justice pervails