By Rosemary K. Otzman
Ibrahim Daoud Ibrahim of Belleville Exchange, 9894 Belleville Road, has been charged with Organized Retail Crime and Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property More Than $1,000, But Less Than $20,000.
Ibrahim, 47, was scheduled for a probable cause hearing before 34th District Court Judge David Parrott on Feb. 4, but that was adjourned at the defense attorney’s request until 9 a.m., March 4. Ibrahim’s preliminary exam was re-scheduled for 10 a.m. on March 11.
The offense is alleged to have occurred on March 20, 2014. The warrant for his arrest was issued Dec. 17.
Target is the complainant. The iPads in question allegedly have been stolen from Target and misrepresented by the defendant, said Van Buren Township Police Detective Donovan McCarthy.
Ibrahim is out on $10,000 personal recognizance bond.
His retained attorney Raymond Guzall told Judge Parrott that it would be easy for the judge to find his client’s file, among all those before him, since it is the biggest file in the judge’s pile.
“Ninety-five percent are criminals my client helped turn into police,” Guzall told the judge.
Co-defendant in the case is Antonio Michael Henry, 19, who is charged with the same offenses. Henry is considered a habitual offender.
Dylon Marcus Braun
Dylon Marcus Braun, 22, waived his preliminary exam before Judge Parrott and was bound over to circuit court for an arraignment on the information on Feb. 11.
Braun is currently lodged in the Washtenaw County Jail for domestic violence on the same victim that brought the charges in Van Buren Township. A VBT officer returned Braun to Washtenaw County Jail after his appearance before Judge Parrott.
He is charged with stealing a motor vehicle, failure to stop after a collision, interfering with a crime report by taking the victim’s phone, domestic violence, strangulation, and being a habitual offender. This is alleged to have happened in VBT on April 18 and then Braun fled to Florida. He later returned to Michigan and was arrested in Washtenaw County.
In charge of this case is VBT Detective Donovan McCarthy.
Braun’s retained attorney is Michael Vincent. Appearing for Vincent on Feb. 4 was his associate Olga Wermalenka.
Matthew Robert Moran
A probable cause hearing was set for Matthew Robert Moran on Feb. 4 before Judge Parrott on a charge of possession of narcotics. Moran was out of jail after posting $10,000/10% bond.
He entered a plea of guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge of use of heroin and received one year of probation with screening, treatment and payment of fines.
He admitted to being in possession of heroin on Dec. 5 in Van Buren Township.
If there are no further problems, the charge will be dismissed after 12 months.
Court-appointed attorney David Lankford defended Moran. VBT Det. McCarthy was the officer in charge.
Ronald Groh pled guilty to possession of marijuana and his other charge of driving while license suspended was dismissed.
He said on Dec. 4 he was in possession of marijuana in VBT.
Judge Parrott put him on probation for 12 months with substance abuse programs and random testing. He will spend four days on the work program. If after a year there are no further problems, the charge will be dismissed.
By Rosemary K. Otzman