Three charges against James Edward Tanner were dismissed by 34th District Court Judge David Parrott on Oct. 31 at the request of the prosecutor’s office.
Tanner had been charged with home invasion-1st degree, malicious destruction of a building less than $200, and domestic violence in Van Buren Township on Oct. 11. He was free after posting bond of $10,000/10%.
Judge Parrott advised him the charges were dismissed without prejudice, which means they can be refiled.
Judge Parrott said he didn’t want Tanner to tell him anything about the charges, but “Don’t give the prosecutor a reason to refile.” He said the court will refund his bond payment, less the 10% administrative charge.
Dontao Eugene Cavins
Dontao Eugene Cavins, 17, waived his preliminary exam and his case was bound over to circuit court for an arraignment on the information on Nov. 7.
Cavins is lodged in the Wayne County Jail on bond of $200,000/10%. He is charged with home invasion-2nd degree on Sept. 29 in Van Buren Township.
His court-appointed attorney is Robert Kanter, who asked Judge Parrott for reduced bond for his client. Judge Parrott referred Cavins’ case to pretrial services for consideration of bond.
Cavins also was charged with a separate drug offense and pled guilty. Judge Parrott pointed out he also owed $890 to the court, which was cancelled.
Judge Parrott accepted the guilty plea and sentenced Cavins to time served, the four weeks he had already spent in jail. He advised Cavins that case was closed, but when he wants to get his driver’s license back he will have to pay a $45 clearance fee to the state.
Sean Michael Almond
Sean Michael Almond, 36, of Sumpter Township waived his preliminary exam and Judge Parrott ordered him to appear at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice on Nov. 7 for his arraignment on the information.
Almond was lodged in the Wayne County Jail on $10,000/10% bond on a felony charge of domestic violence on Aug. 12 in Sumpter Township. His court-appointed attorney David Lankford asked for bond reduction and Judge Parrott referred the matter over to pretrial services.
Two witnesses had waited almost four hours to testify in the scheduled preliminary exam that was waived. They said they will be at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit on Nov. 7 and be ready to testify.
Rose Marie Toodle-Lilly
Rose Marie Toodle-Lilly, 35, waived her preliminary exam on a felony charge of retail fraud first degree in Van Buren Township on March 22. Magistrate Lisa Martin bound her over to circuit court at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice for an arraignment on the information on Nov. 7.
She also is charged with the misdemeanor of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was lodged on a bond of $10,000/10% and now has been released.