Ypsilanti Citizen News Sidetrack

City Council approves all mayor's re-appointments
By Dan DuChene
Jun. 16, 2010   ·   3:42 a.m.

Jone Coleman, president of downtown business LookInTheAttic, shares his thoughts with City Council about the discussion and procedure taken to pass mayoral re-appointments, which he was being considered for the Downtown Development Authority.

After much procedure, Ypsilanti City Council approved six mayoral re-appointments to city boards and committees Tuesday, including the two postponed from earlier...read more

Council postpones two reappointments
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   4:57 p.m.

Two of Ypsilanti's volunteer board members were not reappointed on schedule Tuesday night, owing to a 4-2 vote by City Council to delay the appointments until...read more

Downtown properties to be rehabilitated
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   10:40 a.m.

The three properties located at 120, 122 and 124 West Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti will soon be rebuilt into commercial and office space and loft apartments, thanks to a planned $1.7 million investment by developers.

Three recently-vacated properties in downtown Ypsilanti, two of them condemned, will soon be renovated owing to recent purchase by a local development company and...read more

Ypsilanti Township authorizes litigation against Liberty Square
By Mark Tower
May. 28, 2010   ·   6:53 p.m.

Many of the homes in the Liberty Square complex on Grove Street in Ypsilanti Township are already boarded and ready for foreclosure sale. All 151 units, some of which are still occupied, will be condemned Tuesday, Ypsilanti Township has resolved.

Residents living in the Liberty Square complex of townhouses will see a sticker appear on their homes Tuesday, when the Ypsilanti Township Building Department places...read more

Ford plant granted tax exemption by township
By Mark Tower
May. 24, 2010   ·   5:44 p.m.

Ford Motor Company's Rawsonville Plan, located at the intersection of Textile and Bridge Roads in Ypsilanti Township, will soon be the new home for production of Ford's Electric Focus batteries, formerly produced in Mexico.

New machines and equipment will soon be wheeled into Ford's Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti Township as it begins manufacturing a line of batteries for the new global...read more

$2 million bond set for Oyerinde

Photo taken by police when Dominic Oyerinde was arrested Tuesday, suspected of hospitalizing his girlfriend, Anna List, by hitting her on the head with a blunt object. He was charged with four felony counts and issued a $2 million bond today. Photo by Ypsilanti Police

Photo taken by police when Dominic Oyerinde was arrested Tuesday, suspected of hospitalizing his girlfriend, Anna List, by hitting her on the head with a blunt object. He was charged with four felony counts and issued a $2 million bond today.
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Assault suspect charged with five felony counts, including intent to commit murder

By Dan DuChene
Jan. 15, 2009    ·    2:25 p.m.

Dominic Oyerinde was charged with four felony counts and issued a $2 million cash bond at his arraignment this afternoon.

Without a lawyer representing him at the Washtenaw County Jail, Oyerinde stood mute to charges of assault with intent to commit murder, assault to commit great bodily harm, assault with a dangerous weapon and larceny of a vehicle.

Magistrate Camille T. Horne entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf. Oyerinde could face up to life in prison if convicted.

Oyerinde, 20, is accused of bludgeoning his girlfriend, 17-year-old Ann Arbor resident Anna List, with a blunt object. Police found her Tuesday morning lying unconscious in the snow near Recreation Park.

Police say they tracked footprints in the snow from where they found List to the 1100 block of Congress Street, where witnesses said they had heard the couple fighting earlier. Oyerinde is believed to have walked back to take the victim's mini-van, which is a 1997 Honda Odyssey.

Detroit Police found Oyerinde later that evening in the same mini-van soon after receiving information about the search from Ypsilanti Police. He and the van were brought in to the Ypsilanti Police Department later that night.

Oyerinde was arraigned yesterday for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge yesterday, where he requested a public defender. The domestic violence charge was related to another, earlier issued warrant, accusing him of assaulting List about a month ago.

“She had a substantial wound to the head, what we later determined to be blunt force trauma caused by a crowbar, hammer or something with similar weight,” Police Chief Matthew Harshberger said after issuing a wanted poster for Oyerinde Tuesday.

At the arraignment, Horne said List is currently hospitalized and in a medically induced coma.

After hearing the bond recommendation, which Horne later approved, Oyerinde said he didn’t have enough money to pay any bond.

“It really don’t matter,” he said.

During the arraignment, the prosecuting attorney said the recommendation was based on the severity of the injuries List had received, and because he is considered a flight risk due to his arrest in Detroit nearly 18 hours after the incident is said to have taken place.

A preliminary examination is set for Jan. 27 at 1 p.m.


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