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Posted on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 : 10:07 a.m.

Police: Ann Arbor man arrested for beating roommate with metal object

By John Counts

A 43-year-old Ann Arbor was arrested and charged with felonious assault over the weekend after he repeatedly struck his roommate with "a metal object," police said.


Kenneth Fabean

Courtesy of WCSO

Kenneth Fabean was arraigned Sunday on an assault charged and is being held at the the Washtenaw County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond, said Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush.

Police were called to his apartment in the 2000 block of Pauline Boulevard at 10:16 p.m. Saturday for the fight. A 28-year-old man, with whom Fabean had been living for two years, told police Fabean attacked him with the metal object for unknown reasons.

“The victim said it was unprovoked," Bush said. "He took quite a beating."

Fabean is accused of striking the 28-year-old numerous times on the head, neck, back and forearms, Bush said. Police would not specify what the metal object was.

The 28-year-old suffered multiple injuries and was taken to University of Michigan Hospital. It was unknown Monday morning if he had been released.

Police said Fabean was intoxicated when arrested. The police report did not indicate if the 28-year-old had also been drinking, Bush said.

A preliminary examination for Fabean was set for April 25.

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Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 4:29 p.m.

It's hard to tell by the picture alone if that guy's the perp or the victim, you know?


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 4:53 a.m.

More affordable housing please.

Superior Twp voter

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 3:18 a.m.

BUT,,,,,,,,,, they cared for each other. Didn't they?


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 3:13 a.m.

A 43-year-old Ann Arbor was arrested? *


Mon, Apr 15, 2013 : 4:08 p.m.

" told police Fabean attacked him with the metal object for unknown reasons." I stop caring about your side of the story when you blatantly lie...


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 5:36 p.m.

Do you know what happened or how? Have you never heard of someone waking up in the middle of the night because some drunken roommate is beating on them? I am not saying that is what happened, but over the years I certainly have read numerous news reports of things like this. But its easier I guess to just assume someone is lying. Why don't we let the police investigate. They have to care about what happened, its their job.


Mon, Apr 15, 2013 : 3:14 p.m.

There was so much alcohol involved neither of them knew what the object was? Or is AAPD refusing to name it due to privacy concerns?

Craig Lounsbury

Mon, Apr 15, 2013 : 4:01 p.m.

maybe they should have a poll with several metal objects as choices and we can all vote on what metal object we think it was.


Mon, Apr 15, 2013 : 2:40 p.m.

"I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today..."


Mon, Apr 15, 2013 : 5:41 p.m.

I'd like to give this jerk a hamburger....with ground glass therein....