Man accused of firing shots at car following March argument to consider plea offer
The man accused of shooting a gun at another man following an argument in an Ypsilanti Township parking lot in March will return to court in three weeks after he considers a plea offer.
Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
Police said Mark Hubbard, who is currently lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail, got into an argument with a man on March 16 at the Dairy Mart on Textile Road. According to police, Hubbard got into a vehicle that followed the man and he fired several shots while the two cars were driving on McCartney Avenue, and again on Tyler Road.
Hubbard and his attorney, Michael Vincent, will consider the plea offer extended by Washtenaw County Assistant Prosecutor Brenda Taylor and will return to court at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 26.
Hubbard has been charged with conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.
No bullets hit the man’s car and no one was injured in the incident, according to police.
Hubbard has gone an unusual route through in the legal system. He went to trial on Nov. 7 before Vincent received more reports that caused the case to be delayed. Hubbard was then lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail once again after Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David Swartz raised his bail to a $100,000 cash bond.
Vincent also moved for Swartz to dismiss the evidence seized in the case during a hearing in September, but Swartz ruled all evidence had been seized legally during the police investigation.
Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can follow him on Twitter.
Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 5:36 p.m.
So sick and tired of people passing judgement on offenders especially when its clearly you dont know what lead up to this incident, facebook is a place where people threaten the lives of other an degrade peoples character, this man was pushed to the limit by this indivual that was threating him and his family an he reacted in a way to protect him and his family. All these people claiming to be a thug but only thuging through facebook and when reality actually approaches them they fold and wanna be the viticm when clearly they were the one who ignitiated the whole conflict. Police need to start their investigation by checking facebook first because they can get alot of information to what might occured to different incidents. Not justifying what he did but alot of people throw rocks and hide their hands when stuff hit the fan. Praying for this man and his family, as well as others who get the wrong end of the stick, but this indivual was pushed to the limit, they say what goes around comes around, RED BONE SAVAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sun, Jan 8, 2012 : 9:04 p.m.
Amazing what a defense attorney will do to mitigate consequences for a client who seems destined to either spend a long time in jail or... continue their wanton disregard for the lives of others. Evidence: must be pretty compelling for that attorney to attempt getting it dismissed. All without regard to the danger presented by someone firing a gun repeatedly on a public street. Other side of the coin: if someone legally licensed to carry / possess a handgun were to commit such a crime: you can be sure they would be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible. Why is it that this type of defendant can get not only effective attorney support but get a plea deal as well?? According the the USCCA, legal costs for those licensed but charged with "gun crimes" can run over $50,000. That's even if they're judged innocent.
Sat, Jan 7, 2012 : 2:39 a.m.
Let's get this thug off the streets for a long time. Oh that's right. This is Washtenaw County. Probably end up with a slap on the wrist!
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 : 3:13 p.m.
Ok, so what was the plea offer? Without information regarding what plea is being offered this isn't really even a story!