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Posted on Thu, Mar 14, 2013 : 8:24 a.m.

Trial delayed for man accused of raping, slashing woman

By Kyle Feldscher

The trial for the man accused of raping a woman in Ypsilanti Township woods and cutting her hand with a knife is delayed until late April, records show.


Anthony Chandler

Courtesy of WCSO

Anthony Derrick Chandler, 41, is being held in the Washtenaw County Jail while waiting for trial on multiple felonies for a March 29, 2009 incident. According to police, Chandler attacked a woman in the 80 block of South Harris Road.

Investigators said Chandler attempted to slash the woman's throat with a knife, cutting her hand when she blocked the blade. It’s alleged Chandler raped her on a mattress in nearby woods.

He was eventually identified through a DNA sample last year.

Chandler was in Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Darlene O’Brien’s courtroom for a final pretrial hearing Monday. His trial, originally scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. March 25, will now go ahead at 8:30 a.m. April 29, according to court records.

He’s charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to commit great bodily harm and assault with a dangerous weapon. He faces a maximum of life in prison, if convicted.

Chandler’s bond is set at $150,000 cash.

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


Amber Coleman

Thu, Mar 14, 2013 : 3:05 p.m.

Why would you even give someone who attempted murder a bond? Doesn't make any sense.


Fri, Mar 15, 2013 : 3:29 p.m.

I agree there should be no bond. Hopefully the loser won't be able to come up with $150,000 cash.