Men charged in July shooting to stand trial in February
The jury trials for two men allegedly involved in a July shooting in Superior Township are scheduled to begin in February, according to court records.
According to police, Jackson, 19, and Warren, who was 20 when charged, were meeting with a man they both knew about some high-end sunglasses when Jackson pulled out a gun and fired at least two shots at him. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the mouth and had a bullet removed from his tongue at a hospital.
Court records show that Jackson and Warren are scheduled to stand trial at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21 in Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Melinda Morris’ courtroom. Jackson will return to court for a pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 9, court records show.
Warren turned himself in two weeks after the shooting, but it took police until November to track down and arrest Jackson.
On Nov. 1, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Ypsilanti police went to a home in the 9000 block of MacArthur Boulevard, where they had been told they could find a man wanted by police.
Officers arrived at the home, where a party was going on, and found Jackson hiding in the basement. He was arrested and arraigned on Nov. 1 and is currently being held at the Washtenaw County Jail on a $100,000 cash or surety bond.
Warren is free after posting a $5,000 surety bond after he was arraigned in July.
Jackson is charged with assault with intent to murder, armed robbery, possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, discharging a firearm in a building and possessing a firearm while being a felon. He's currently on probation for a 2009 incident where he was caught with fewer than 25 grams of cocaine, according to state records.
Warren has been charged with assault with intent to murder, armed robbery and possessing a firearm while being a felon.