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Posted on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 3:40 p.m.

Police arrest 2nd suspect in armed robbery outside Ypsilanti High School

By John Counts


Maynor Lopez-Requiec

Courtesy of Washtenaw County Jail

Two men accused of beating and robbing a man outside Ypsilanti High School in April are now in custody, police said.

A 31-year-old Ypsilanti Township man was arrested Thursday in connection with a brutal assault that left a 36-year-old man unable to move all night on the school's grounds, Sgt. Geoff Fox with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office said.

The man could face charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and armed robbery. He will be named upon arraignment, which will likely come before the end of the week.

The second suspect, Maynor Oliverio Lopez-Requiec, 24, had his case adjourned until July 17 when he appeared Wednesday in the Washtenaw County Trial Court. He is charged with assault with intent to murder, armed robbery and carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, according to court records.

The two men are accused of being in a group of three or four men who approached the 36-year-old Ypsilanti Township man around 10 p.m. April 23 near Ypsilanti High School, located 2095 Packard Road.

“One of the subjects was possibility carrying a bat, or some sort of other object,” Fox said.

Lopez-Requiec is accused of striking the man with the object, Fox said. The victim told police he then fell to the ground and was kicked in the face and robbed of his wallet and cash. The suspects then fled.

“He attempted to get up, but he couldn’t due to the severe head wound," Fox said about the victim. The man laid there overnight.

He was discovered in the morning by someone and taken to the hospital in critical condition from the head injuries and hypothermia, Fox said.

The victim knew some of the suspects, including Lopez-Requiec, who was arrested the next day and arraigned April 26.

Judge Archie Brown granted Lopez-Requiec, who speaks Spanish, an adjournment Wednesday due to translation difficulties. Investigators and attorneys have said the language barrier has created difficulties interviewing both Lopez-Requiec and the suspect arrested Thursday, who also speaks Spanish.

"I'm concerned if Mr. Lopez understands what's going on," Lopez-Requiec's court-appointed attorney, Erika Julien, told Brown when requesting the adjournment Wednesday. "This case is still unfolding."

She was granted a translator and time for at least two meetings in jail to speak with her client.

Both suspects are living in the country illegally and face deportation to Guatemala whether convicted or not, officials said.

Lopez-Requiec remains in the Washtenaw County Jail on a $40,000 cash or surety bond.

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Sat, Jun 29, 2013 : 4:45 p.m.

Well we can expect a whole lot more of this kind of stuff now with this nearly 1200 page Amnesty bill that hasn't even been read by those passing it, much less discussed and debated whether it's actually a good idea for America or not, that will allow 11 MILLION Illegals to live here legally, even those with criminals with misdemeanor charges on their record.


Sat, Jun 29, 2013 : 4:48 p.m.

I was typing fast and made a few changes that didn't come out just right, but you get what I'm saying.


Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 10:26 p.m.

The people with a failed immigration policy are the Native Americans.

Nicholas Urfe

Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 1:29 p.m.

"Both suspects are living in the country illegally and face deportation to Guatemala whether convicted or not, officials said." I thought we were not allowed to use the banned word "illegal"? Or does their arrest make them no longer "undocumented"?

Bruce W

Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 11:01 a.m.

Obama and the Senate want to give amnesty to these type of people and make them US citizens.


Sat, Jun 29, 2013 : 5:05 p.m.

sayzme, you're falling for the lies of the liberal mainstream media and the Obama administration. They have been counting those who people that are caught at the border and sent back before ever crossing into the USA, which no other president ever counted because it's not actually a deportation if they never are in this country to begin with, not to mention these people are being recounted each time they attempt to get over our border and are caught: ttp://

Jaime Magiera

Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 7:53 p.m.

"These types of people"? Actually, if you read up on on the situation, communities with higher immigrant populations have lower crime rates overall ( Also, if you read the Obama administration's suggested policy, there is no amnesty at all to those convicted of serious crimes. Any immigrant with a felony or three misdemeanors is ineligible.


Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 7:52 p.m.

Why do you people have to politicize everything? Use your sense. If someone is here illegally they are breaking the law and there has to be consequences. Deportation makes the most sense. Granting amnesty to law-breakers doesn't, and I don't care if you are a Repub. or a Demo.

Nicholas Urfe

Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 1:29 p.m.

Romney paid them to mow his lawn.


Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 12:36 p.m.

Really? President Obama has deported more illegals than any other President but it's still not enough for the GOP /wonkblog/wp/2012/08/27/obama -is-deporting-more-immigrants- than-bush-republicans-dont- think-thats-enough/

Perry White

Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 3:49 a.m.

"The man laid there overnight." Lay, not laid. And to those who always vote down criticisms of poor grammar, do you think it's asking too much of professional writers to use the tools of their trade correctly?


Sat, Jun 29, 2013 : 4:36 p.m.

It could be worse you know. At least nobody is saying axed instead of asked, you instead of your and leaving the "s" off of plurals, such as in "den she axed, who you baby daddy?"


Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 1:39 p.m.

Nicholas, Thank you for the succinct quantity over quality point. Your analysis of the news industry's business model and reasons for it's decline however...not so much.

Nicholas Urfe

Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 1:33 p.m.

Yeah, those grammarian journalists all lost their jobs because they spent too much time worrying about grammar and not enough time hustling to keep the newpaper's doors open. I'm pretty sure this business thrives most on traffic due to the volume of published content, and not on whether there were minor typos. Pretty sure that grammar does not drive traffic or revenue. But I'm not a gramma, so how would I know?


Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 1 p.m.

Good call, Mr. White.


Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 12:54 p.m.

Agreed but Journalism much lest Journalists "aint" what they used to be. Just a reading of the recent copy and paste articles from the AP will prove that out. Uggh


Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 2:45 a.m.

If they plea to a misdemeanor they can still be eligible for immigration amnesty!


Sat, Jun 29, 2013 : 4:33 p.m.

exactly, and that's just what this country needs, more thugs running the streets.


Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 8:33 p.m.

"...Both suspects are living in the country illegally..." Didn't you mean "undocumented immigrants" ?

martini man

Sat, Jun 29, 2013 : 7:34 p.m.

Maybe the defense lawyer can use the term "Documentally Challenged victim of a racist, capitalist, society, which creates conditions that force men like Requiec to resort to violence. Of course this comment will get deleted by the liberal thought police ..BUT I wouldn't put it past an ACLU type lawyer to actually use such an excuse. And with the right judge and jury just might work.


Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 8:08 p.m.

Maybe after the translator gets involved we can find out what the end goal is in taking a baseball bat to the head of somebody who knows you.


Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 7:50 p.m. Time to put some commons sense restrictions on these assault devices!


Sat, Jun 29, 2013 : 2:05 p.m.

Errr again what interpretation? I said blunt instruments are used too often in crimes and something should be done about it. Do you disagree with that statement?

Jaime Magiera

Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 7:40 p.m.

Ricebrnr, did you not notice that I linked to the latest stats?... and pointed to how you are wrongly interpreting them?


Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 12:39 p.m.

James, you don't like the messenger so you're going to disregard the message? Very sensible.. Those stats are from the FBI. Common sense would dictate evaluating the message on it merits or at least go to the source.


Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 12:33 p.m.

Brietbart? Seriously?? Yes where are the ALEC and KOCH links, because we know they never lie

Jaime Magiera

Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 5:02 a.m.

You used and "common sense" in the same sentence. After that, it was all downhill.


Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 12:25 a.m.

Violence is a science. People should make themselves aware of how it most often happens and methods to counteract it. Street Predators will be the very skilled in employing it. It's not a battle of honor event. The vast amount of it will hit you quickly in your blind spot. The winner almost always is the one that can inflict the first or greater body trauma that shuts down the opponent(s). It's not strictly guns, knives, bats or specific weapons or martial arts ability that will save you in an attack scenario rather it's being able to extract yourself somewhat intact and alive from the situation with any method or tool handy Simpler said , once engaged you must put the hurt on them before the larger is put on you.


Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 10:22 p.m.

Actually not implying anything. I made a statement that this device and other blunt objects are used in assaults much too often. I then cited an article to back that statement. "If only one person is saved" right?

Jaime Magiera

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 8:09 p.m.

Actually, what you're implying is not really accurate. Nearly 1,600 of the FBI gun crime statistics for 2011 are labeled as "undefined", meaning they could be rifles. The known difference between blunt objects (496) vs. rifles (323) is a mere 173 offenses. Of the 1,600 undefined gun offenses, surely a significant portion of those are rifles, which would put it beyond blunt objects. Alas, guns are guns. They are designed to harm people. Other implements, such as baseball bats, are not. So, the logic you're using doesn't really pan out.


Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 8 p.m.

Nice try.


Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 7:48 p.m.

Given the circumstances, deportation would seem in order for these criminals


Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 1:26 a.m.

If these alleged perpetrators are in fact in the USA illegally, and are convicted, I would like to see them do their time in a Michigan prison (a lengthy amount of time, if the story above is factual) and then deported. The story reports that the victim was unable to get help until someone found him the next day. April is not a exactly a warm time of year. The victim thank god lived through the night. I would imagine he is going to need medical care for some time as well. The brutality and cruelty of this crime shook me to the core especially since I live close by this area. I live alone and no one would know I was missing right away if I were in this poor guys position. The crime is very heinous if you really think about it.