Woman who slashed neighbors with knife pleads guilty to misdemeanor charges
The Superior Township woman who attacked two neighbors with a knife during an argument in late January pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors as a part of a deal Tuesday.
Courtesy of Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
Fayva Billups, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault at a preliminary exam, according to court records. In exchange, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon were dismissed.
Aggravated assault is a misdemeanor charge, as opposed to the felony assault with a dangerous weapon charges.
Aggravated assault is punishable by up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.
Billups got into a dispute with one of the residents at a home in the 9000 block of MacArthur Boulevard on Jan. 26 that escalated into a physical fight, according to police.
The fight began on the front porch of the home and then spilled into the yard, police said. Billups slashed a woman and her mother with a kitchen knife, causing both to suffer minor lacerations.
Billups is currently out of jail on a personal recognizance bond. She will be sentenced at 14A-2 District Court in Ypsilanti on March 27, according to court records.