Kara Lynn Gonzalez, 42, of Rawsonville Woods in Sumpter Township, was bound over for trial on charges surrounding an alleged strong-arm robbery that sent her friend to the hospital for five days.
Sumpter Township Police Detective John Toth said Gonzalez has been ordered to appear at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit at 9 a.m., Nov. 7, to face an arraignment on the information.
She is charged with unarmed robbery, with a possible sentence of 15 years; assault with intent to inflict great bodily harm less than murder, which could bring 10 years; aggravated assault, which could bring one year behind bars; and habitual 3. The prior convictions were all drug offenses.
34th District Court Judge Brian Oakley heard the case on Oct. 24 and bound the case over to the higher court.
Det. Toth said a 911 call was received from a witness at 5 p.m., Sept. 1, when a female stumbling and falling was reported on Creekside in Rawsonville Woods. The caller thought the woman might have died because she was a bloody mess when she fell, Toth said.
Officer John Ashby responded to the call and gave aid to the woman until she was transported to University of Michigan Hospital, where she stayed five days. She still is being treated as an outpatient, Toth said, adding she had existing medical conditions at the time of the fight.
Toth said the victim suffered a fractured nose, broken orbital bone, and had minor brain trauma.
He said the victim and Gonzalez were on-again, off-again friends who lived in the same mobile home park. Their relationship was estranged for a while, but then rekindled, Toth said.
The two were believed to be drinking and using drugs the day before and into the night. They were together during the day and there is no reason to believe they were under the influence when the fight occurred, Toth said.
One attacked the other and allegedly Gonzalez took the woman’s purse and wallet. The woman recovered her purse, but the wallet and the money was stolen.
The victim suffered kicks and punches to the face, Toth said