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Posted on Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 3:04 p.m.

Man arrested for October shooting at Village Grove Apartments pleads guilty to charges

By Kyle Feldscher

The man arrested for an October shooting at the Village Grove Apartments pleaded guilty last week to five charges stemming from the incident, according to a sheriff's office official.

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Jermaine Beverly

Jermaine Beverly pleaded guilty to two charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and one charge each of armed robbery, felonious assault and felony firearm possession on Tuesday, according to Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Derrick Jackson.

On Oct. 17, Beverly went into an unlocked apartment at the complex and found three men and three women inside, according to police. After the occupants asked Beverly to leave the apartment, he pulled out a gun and opened fire, police said. An Ypsilanti Township man was shot once in the head and a Romulus man was shot once in the chest, according to police.

The third man was robbed of his cash and no one else was injured, police said.

Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David Swartz will sentence Beverly on March 29, according to court records.

Beverly originally faced two charges of assault with intent to murder and a charge of intimidating witnesses and being a felon in possession of a firearm in addition to the charges to which he pleaded guilty.

Beverly faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment for the armed robbery charge. He’s currently being held in the Washtenaw County Jail on a $300,000 bond.

He has previous convictions for possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine and is on probation for a 2009 conviction of third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim between 13 and 15 years old, according to state records.

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


Get over it

Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 8:46 p.m.

Max life imprisonment, how about min. And max death penalty