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Posted on Sat, Jan 28, 2012 : 5:59 a.m.

Superior Township woman accused of attacking neighbors with knife released from jail

By Kyle Feldscher

The woman accused of attacking two neighbors with a knife during an argument Thursday afternoon in Superior Township will not have to pay any money to leave jail, according to a magistrate’s ruling.


Fayva Billups

Courtesy of Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Fayva Billups, 24, is charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. If convicted, she faces a maximum of four years in prison and a $4,000 fine on both counts.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derrick Jackson released more information on the incident Friday afternoon. Jackson said Billups and one of the residents of a home in the 9000 block of MacArthur Boulevard have had an ongoing dispute that “erupted into a physical fight.”

During the fight, the victim and the victim’s mother were both slashed with a kitchen knife, including injuries to the face of one of the victims, Jackson said.

The fight began on the front porch of the home and spilled into the yard, Jackson said. Neighbors broke up the fight and both victims only suffered minor lacerations, Jackson said.

Billups is a single mother of two children, according to statements made during her arraignment in front of Magistrate Colleen Currie. She was given a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, with the conditions that she not have contact with the two victims or return to their home.

Billups will not have to pay any money to leave the Washtenaw County Jail, but if she misses a court hearing or violates the conditions of her bond — which include not drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs, in addition to Currie’s other restrictions — she will have to pay $10,000.

Currie entered a plea of not guilty on Billups’ behalf and appointed the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office to represent her. Billups said during her arraignment that she has no criminal record.

A preliminary exam has been scheduled for Billups at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 7.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Tue, Jan 31, 2012 : 5:19 p.m.

Cant say that I wouldnt have done the same thing getting jumped by two women.....sad situation....not a joking matter...

Que escandaloso

Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 12:46 p.m.

It is my sincere hope that FAYVA does her children a FAVOR and changes her ways. Because she is a single mother the courts have shown her FAVOR. Now, she should do the same for the children that depend on her.


Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 12:31 a.m.

Maybe the judge didn't like the neighbors either??


Sat, Jan 28, 2012 : 11:51 p.m.

I bet the neighbors are excited to see she's home again,


Sat, Jan 28, 2012 : 10:28 p.m.

Is it possible to pay a $10,000 bond with the Bridge card?


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 5:05 a.m.

Anger management issues? You think? She poses such a great influence on her children, wonder if the children saw this behavior? They proably see this everyday from her!! Sorry.. If the shoe fits wear it!!

Homeland Conspiracy

Sun, Jan 29, 2012 : 5:19 a.m.

cold...but funny

Linda Peck

Sat, Jan 28, 2012 : 8:58 p.m.

Maybe the court does not understand this is violence? I am not sure why this young woman is free to go out into the same situation where she physically attacked and hurt people.


Sat, Jan 28, 2012 : 7:39 p.m.

The woman accused of attacking two neighbors with a knife during an argument Thursday afternoon in Superior Township will not have to pay any money to leave jail, according to a magistrate's ruling. And the reason for this is...?


Sat, Jan 28, 2012 : 6:53 p.m.

Such a shame. If you look behind the disheveled hair and hardness, you can see a beautiful woman full of possibilities.

Superior Twp voter

Sat, Jan 28, 2012 : 6:11 p.m.

She would get a higher bond and more punishment for a first offense DUI.


Sat, Jan 28, 2012 : 4:22 p.m.

So I wonder if the dispute is over, or will the slashing of neighbors continue on?

Mr. Ed

Sat, Jan 28, 2012 : 3:02 p.m.

Good luck collecting the 10 grand if she screws up again.

Jimmy McNulty

Sat, Jan 28, 2012 : 1:41 p.m.

No bond at all. Huh.

N. Todd

Sat, Jan 28, 2012 : 4:28 p.m.

@halflight - You are likely correct as to why there was no bond. However, rushing someone home so they can tend to their motherly duties of raising two children after they took a knife to someone else's home and assaulted two people with it is ridiculous. She clearly has anger control issues. I don't want her around any kids, even her own, until she understands how to raise them and be a role model. A first offense is not a strong enough defense for me. First offense getting caught, perhaps?


Sat, Jan 28, 2012 : 2:42 p.m.

Two children. No criminal record.