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Posted on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 5:29 p.m.

Man arrested, held on $300,000 cash bond for shooting at Village Grove apartments

By Kyle Feldscher

One man has been charged with assault with intent to murder in connection with a shooting at Village Grove apartments in Ypsilanti Township early Monday morning, police said.

Jermaine Jeremiah Beverly, 24, was arrested on a charge of failure to comply with the Michigan Sexual Offender Notification and Registration Act on Wednesday, court records stated. He was charged in connection with the shooting Thursday, according to Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Derrick Jackson.

Beverly faces two counts of assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault with intent to cause bodily harm less than murder, one count each of armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, intimidating a witness, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being in possession of a firearm while committing a felony, in addition to the charge of failing to comply with the sex offenders registration act, according to court records.

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

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies were called at 2:50 a.m. to investigate a shooting at the Village Grove apartments. Police said two men entered an apartment in the 1100 block of South Harris Road and an argument began.

The shooting left one 25-year-old man in critical condition and a 19-year-old man in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police were not immediately sure why the argument began and what led to shots being fired.

Beverly was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in July 2009, in connection with a June 2007 incident, according to state records. He is listed as being on probation in Washtenaw County until July 2014, records state.

State records show one of the conditions of his probation is to not own or possess a weapon. If he is convicted of being in possession of a firearm for Monday’s shooting, he can face the maximum sentence for third-degree criminal sexual conduct, which is 15 years in prison.

Beverly also has a previous conviction for possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine from an incident in September 2005.

Jackson was not able to comment Thursday on the condition of the men who were taken to the hospital after the shooting.

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



Sat, Oct 22, 2011 : 11:22 p.m.

Where is the photo of the perp?

Cindy Heflin

Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 6:10 p.m.

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Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 6:40 p.m.

this place is a dump.


Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 10:52 a.m.

He is a product of the community and the system? He as addiction and anger problems but so do a lot of people? Sorry but not buying your defense. Sure the above might be used to describe a lot of people. Those same people also hav never been in trouble with the law. Those same people have never chosen to: sexually abuse someone Carry a firearm ilegally Assualt others Do drugs Have 3 children before age 24 and thwn conduct thwmselves in such manner as to be seperated from them After being allowed on parole (a gift) looking that gift horse in the mouth by failing to comply These are choices. Choices that the accused made rather than the ones most of us even in his situation would have.


Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 2:51 a.m.

Lets just hope he gets what he deserves. I hope the person in critial condition becomes stable. If not, I am guessing there will be further charges. Continue on with the great job, WCSD!


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 10:33 p.m.

Let's hope this doesn't end up in a 1to 30 year sentence with the predator out in 18 months..... he deserves no leniency and rehabilitation is a farce. I don't want this person walking among us law abiding folk former even a minute. Let's hope he isn't sentenced by judge morris.