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Posted on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 2:30 p.m.

Detectives arrest man accused of severely beating girlfriend before running her over

By Kyle Feldscher

The block number where the incident took place has been corrected.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office detectives apprehended a man this weekend who was wanted on allegations that he brutally beat his girlfriend and ran her over with her own car when she tried to break up with him.


Michael Glenn

Courtesy of WCSO

Sheriff’s office spokesman Derrick Jackson said Michael Glenn was arrested in Detroit by two detectives and the U.S. Marshals’ Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team. Glenn had been wanted since Nov. 27, when he was accused of hitting, stabbing and running over his girlfriend with her vehicle when she attempted to break off the relationship.

Jackson said the woman went to Glenn’s house in the 2300 block of McKinley Road in Ypsilanti Township on Nov. 27 with the intention of breaking up with him and getting some of her possessions from his house. When she arrived, Glenn got into the car with her and an argument started.

“He gets irate and starts to hit her,” Jackson said.

The woman was punched several times before Glenn allegedly grabbed an unknown object and stabbed the woman in the face multiple times, police said. The woman suffered multiple lacerations to the face before Glenn started strangling her, Jackson said.

Glenn strangled the woman to the point she blacked out multiple times, Jackson said. After that, Glenn dragged the woman out of the car and ran over her with the vehicle several times before attempting to put her in the trunk, Jackson said.

“It was pretty bloody and nasty,” he said.

The woman was fighting back against Glenn and eventually managed to get out of the trunk and convince him she wasn’t going to leave him, Jackson said. He went inside the house to get something and the woman ran away, stumbling to a neighbor’s home. Deputies were called at that point. Glenn allegedly stole the woman's car and drove away before deputies were able to arrive at the scene.

Since the incident, Glenn has been on the lam. Washtenaw County prosecutors approved a seven-count warrant for him two days after the alleged beating, but investigators were not aware of his whereabouts.

However, detectives received a tip just before the weekend about Glenn’s location. Jackson said details of the arrest were not immediately available. He was arraigned Saturday at the Washtenaw County Jail and given a $250,000 bond. On Sunday, he was arraigned on two probation violations.

Glenn is charged with two counts each of assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm and assault with a dangerous weapon. In addition, he faces one count each of carjacking, motor vehicle theft, unlawful imprisonment and domestic violence.

The woman was treated at the hospital and was in serious but stable condition after the incident. Jackson said she’s still shaken up about the alleged assault.

Glenn is scheduled to be in court for a preliminary exam at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 22, Jackson said.

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



Sun, Mar 31, 2013 : 5:13 p.m.

This man is obviously a flight risk. COME ON, judge.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 5:02 p.m.

It would be very interesting to know what his "2 probation violations" were for. If the original charges were felonies, isn't he now eligible for the "3 strikes you are in prison for life" rule?

music to my ear

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 1:26 p.m.

wow I can see why she was breaking up with him. and lets hope she stays broke up with him. and pressing charges to the full extent of the law, sometimes the women drop charges and that would not be in her best interest to do that. if guilty he should go to jail for life .that was Attempted murder,thank god she survived very lucky thank god.

Susan Ursus

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 3:25 a.m.

He ran her over? He should claim he was reaching for his cell phone. He'll do 19 months tops.

Urban Sombrero

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 1:59 a.m.

Why in the world is this guy NOT being held without bail/bond? What the....?

Dog Guy

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 1:10 a.m.

I think the lady showed insightful judgment in breaking up with him.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 12:56 a.m.

"The woman was fighting back against Glenn and eventually managed to get out of the trunk and convince him she wasn't going to leave him" ...and he believed her? She must be able to tell a real good story. Glad she pulled it off.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 12:14 a.m.

I think possessions would mean nothing to me at this point in the relationship. I would have broken up with him from a distance, another state/city. (at least she would have been safe) Something to think about!


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 1:09 p.m.

You're making a whole lot assumptions while you blame the victim. Not helpful.


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 11:41 p.m.

Why would they bond out a clear flight risk like this guy????????

Nicholas Urfe

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 11:38 p.m.

"and running over his girlfriend with HER vehicle" Anyone know if automobile insurance even covers that in Michigan?

Ann English

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 11:36 p.m.

What city is this McKinley street in? I've never been on either the one in Ann Arbor or the one in Ypsilanti. One's off State Street, the other off Hewitt.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 12:12 a.m.

This is west off Hewitt.


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 11:33 p.m.

Wow...just wow. I can't imagine what this woman went through and the healing that will have to take place. That being said though, good for her for fighting until she got the chance to escape, and using her head, even with her injuries (saying she would stay with him). Despite all he put her through, she is by far the stronger of the two. I hope she recovers.


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 11:22 p.m.

This man should be locked up for good. I was taught growing up as a man to NEVER put my hands on a woman EVER!!


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 1:03 a.m.

I was taught innocent until proven guilty.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 12:10 a.m.

I was taught growing up as a man to never put my hands on anyone.

ms 2013

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 10:47 p.m.

he should have noooooooooooooooo bond but i am so glad that he was caught i knew he was in det crooks always run to det hope and pray that the lady is going to be ok bless her heart god is good

Anthony Alan

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 10:47 p.m.

Ironic, now that he will be the one fending off his boyfriend in the joint.


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 10:29 p.m.

You simply cannot allow an individual such as this back into society.


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 10:27 p.m.

Now there is a real man! NOT. The judge that gave him bond (who was that?) in only marginally better.


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 10:19 p.m.

Exactly why was he given a bond?


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 10:18 p.m.

There is a mistake in the headline. A real "man" would not do the things this person allegedly did to a woman.

Craig Lounsbury

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 9:20 p.m.

If the guy is guilty of the things described I hope he gets locked up for a long time.


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 9:17 p.m.

I believe bond is to be denied if someone is a flight risk or an ongoing risk to the community. Since he fled and hid out, he is apparently a flight risk. He tried to kill this woman. Research on domestic violence indicates that when men threaten to kill their partners, they usually do. He continues to be a risk to the woman.


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 9:16 p.m.

there is no "2700 block of McKinley Road"

Kyle Feldscher

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 9:23 p.m.

link- You are correct. I typed 2700 and meant to type 2300. I've corrected that in the story. Thanks for pointing it out.

Kyle Feldscher

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 9:04 p.m.

I cleared this up with Sgt. Geoffrey Fox from the WCSO: Glenn wasn't arrested on scene because he stole the alleged victims car, according to deputies. That's where the motor vehicle theft and carjacking charges come from. I've added that information into the story.


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 8:47 p.m.

I am very much for not holding people in lock up without the necessity to do so. Lock ups and prison should be for people that citizens are afraid of. But wait, he beat her, stabbed, and ran over her with his vehicle....and they gave him a bond? What do you have to do to not get bond, insult a judge? or worse yet, swear in the clerk's office?


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 10:13 p.m.

Kyle, Sorry I meant to add thanks for posting that information as well as contacting the sheriff to get further info. Much appreciated!


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 10:10 p.m.

So he FAILED at homicide which was clearly his intent. That's the part of the law that makes no sense. Someone who intentionally tries to kill someone but the person somehow survives, is charged with a lesser offense because the person was strong enough to live through it. Seems totally illogical to me. If by a miracle the person lives, why does the perpetrator get credit for that? Not really a question for you Kyle, as I know you don't have the answer....just in my opinion a major flaw in the law.


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 10:10 p.m.

wow.... locked up 11 days for telling a clerk off! outrageous! the clerk and the bailiff and the judge should lose their jobs!!

Kyle Feldscher

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 9:03 p.m.

Cash - As I'm familiar with it, in Washtenaw County defendants are denied bond almost exclusively in homicide cases. Of course, that can vary by magistrate/judge/case to case.

An Arborigine

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 8:34 p.m.

Nice guy. Some people don't deserve freedom.


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 8:30 p.m.

His bond should be a million dollars.


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 8:10 p.m.

He was granted a 250K bond and arraigned on 2 probation violations as well. Here is hoping he dosn't make bond -


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 2:07 p.m.

Brian -- What is that supposed to mean??


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 2:18 a.m.

Roger that Marge, The guy has been on the run why give him a the option


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 12:39 a.m.

There should be no bond.

John nose

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 11:44 p.m.

25 thousand I doubt it lol