Following a fatal Michigan car accident in July, the driver who allegedly caused the death of a 10-year-old girl is now facing felony charges. According to court documents, the accident occurred in an intersection in Warren on July 25. Prosecutors claim that the reckless driving of the defendant caused the young girl's death.
One decision can change a person's life forever. Some individuals may make a choice without even realizing that they could be setting their life on a completely different path. Unfortunately, some decisions can lead to negative outcomes, such as felony charges.
Michigan residents will likely have empathy with a woman in another state who faced charges related to embezzlement and conspiracy, which were later dismissed. However, the harm that the arrest caused to her personal life and career could not be reversed. As soon as she was arrested for the felonies, her employers terminated her employment.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board and the state's Department of Attorney General conducted a joint investigation into the activities of a man who was allegedly involved in illegal gambling activities. Reportedly, the 57-year-old was arrested on similar charges on two prior occasions. Following the current investigation, the man was arrested and charged with several felonies.
A 70-year-old man allegedly called dispatchers on a recent Sunday morning to inform them that he was heading to the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Bay City, Michigan, to steal a helicopter. He was eventually arrested and charged with felony firearms possession after a weapon was found in his pickup truck. He was convicted on felony charges in 2011 and, as a result, not allowed to have a firearm.
Older people in Michigan and elsewhere might remember a case from Dec. 1987 when a 17-year-old girl's body was found naked along the road in another state where she was dumped after she was raped and killed. The ever-advancing DNA technology helps investigators to reopen unresolved murders, rapes and other violent felonies decades later. A man was recently arrested for that young woman's death, and her family might find closure after more than 30 years.
A Michigan man is accused of interfering with the attempts of a law enforcement officer's efforts to arrest him. The 18-year-old man now faces two felonies for alleged attempts to resist and obstruct police officers, and he is also accused of assault and one domestic violence misdemeanor count. Reportedly, each offense could lead to a prison sentence for as long as two years and possible fines of up to $2,000.
DNA is an essential legal tool in Michigan and elsewhere -- used to prove innocence in some cases, and guilt in others. A man in another state was recently charged with felonies after DNA on a pair of slippers was allegedly matched to him. The arrest warrant followed an investigation launched in response to an home invasion report.
At some point in time, each Michigan resident will make decisions that others will view as showing a lack of judgment. Some of these decisions will have minimal consequences and life as normal will continue for all who may have been affected by these decisions. Other decisions will have significant consequences that may result in the individual being charged with a variety of felonies.
People in Michigan who have lost loved ones might keep a close check on the funeral home they use after reading about the alleged crimes of a mother and daughter who owned a funeral home in another state. The 66-year-old mother and her 43-year-old daughter have faced several civil lawsuits over recent years. However, this time, they were arrested and charged with federal felonies.