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Posted on Sun, Dec 18, 2011 : 1:03 p.m.

Man accused of shooting two men in October to return to court in January

By Kyle Feldscher

The man accused of shooting two men in October will return to court in January as his defense team prepares his case.


Jermaine Beverly

Jermaine Beverly, 24, is charged with eight crimes related to the Oct. 17 shooting at the Village Grove Apartments. He faces up to life in prison if convicted. He’ll return to court on Jan. 19 for a pretrial hearing, as his attorneys were just given a copy of the preliminary exam transcript and need time to look it over, his attorney said.

According to police, Beverly and another man allegedly went into an unlocked apartment where three men and three women were hanging out. The people in the apartment asked them to leave before Beverly allegedly opened fire, shooting two of the men and robbing the other of his cash.

A 25-year-old Ypsilanti Township man suffered a single gunshot wound to the head and a 19-year-old Romulus man was shot once in the chest. No one else suffered injuries, police said.

Beverly is the only man charged in the shooting and police announced on Oct. 21 they would not be seeking charges against the man who was with Beverly.

On that case, Beverly faces two counts each of assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to create bodily harm less than murder and one count each of armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, intimidating witnesses in a criminal case, being a felon in possession of a firearm and a felony firearms charge.

Beverly also faces two other criminal cases right now — a third-degree criminal sexual conduct case and a failing to comply with sexual offender reporting duties. Those two cases will also be heard on Jan. 19.

He is being held on a $300,000 bond at the Washtenaw County Jail.

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