By Diane Madigan
Independent Court Reporter
Randy Eli Black, 43, has been bound over to circuit court to face a first-degree home invasion charge for a crime that occurred April 1 on Lake Pointe Pass in Van Buren Township.
Black appeared before 34th District Court Judge Tina Brooks Green on June 11 for a preliminary exam with his court-appointed attorney David Lankford.
The exam was waived and Black is scheduled for an arraignment on the information in circuit court at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice on June 25.
His $25,000 personal recognizance bond was continued. VBT Police Detective Donovan McCarthy is the officer in charge of the case.
Other VBT cases handled by Judge Green on June 11 included the following.
Toriono Rahman Kent, 28, was arrested in Dearborn Heights on May 25 on four weapons charges. He had an outstanding warrant for Nov. 13, 2013 charges in VBT for felonious assault and felony firearms.
Kent was brought to court from Wayne County Jail, where he is being held on a $25,000/10% bond. Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Ryan Lukiewski asked for the preliminary exam to be adjourned until July 2 because the witness/victim couldn’t be in court, reporting he had a last-minute transportation problem. The witness lives on the east side of Detroit.
Kent’s attorney Asharf Al-Awahieh asked for a personal recognizance bond, saying he has known Kent for many years and he has no record, just a HYTA (Holmes Youthful Trainee Act) marijuana charge 10 years ago.
Lukiewski took exception, pointing out this is felonious assault. Kent’s attorney said Kent works with his uncle as a landscaper and has three children to support.
Judge Green adjourned Kent’s preliminary exam until July 2 and released him on a PR bond stating that he is to have no contact with the victim. VBT Det. Mark Buxton is the officer in charge of the case.
Jeffrey Glen McFall, 26, appeared for his pretrial exam for domestic violence. McFall had a plea deal and pled guilty to assault and battery on Dec. 14. Judge Green deferred sentence for one year and fined him $500.
Theron Neal Trosin, appeared for arraignment and pretrial exam on a domestic violence charge.
Trosin appeared with his attorney George Garis and accepted a plea agreement. He pled guilty to an assault on May 29 in exchange for one year probation, which would be dismissed after one year, and random alcohol testing. Judge Green also ordered $300 in fines and costs and ordered no assaultive contact.
Dennis Patrick Helfrich appeared for an arraignment and pretrial hearing on an animal cruelty charge. A plea agreement had been worked out and agreed upon. Helfrich pled guilty to attempted animal cruelty on May 6 in Belleville when he locked an animal in a car.
Judge Green deferred sentencing for six months and if there are no other incidents it will be dismissed. She fined Helfrich $300.
Officer in charge was Belleville Cpl. Todd Schrecengost.
By Diane Madigan