Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Ypsilanti Township man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend charged with 7 felonies

Ypsilanti Township man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend charged with 7 felonies

A 38-year-old Ypsilanti man police say threatened a maintenance man before
charging into the home and shooting his ex-girlfriend earlier this week has
now been charged with several felonies. 

Perry Junior Freemon was arraigned from a hospital bed on Wednesday, said Derrick Jackson of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.

News of the arraignment was released Friday.

"This case has had several unique circumstances, one of which is that the arraignment took place in a non-traditional setting due to the suspect's medical needs," Jackson said.

Officials would not elaborate on Freemon's medical issues. His ex-girlfriend, a 35-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman, is still hospitalized in critical condition, according to Jackson.

"She will have a long road to recovery," he said.

Freemon was charged with assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, carrying a concealed weapon, domestic violence, third offense, and felony firearm.

Police say he arrived at the woman's home in the 2400 block of Packard Road around 3:10 p.m. Feb. 24. Freemon lived at the home until he recently moved out and he and the woman broke up, police said.

A maintenance man was changing the locks on the door when Freemon walked up, brandishing a gun. Freemon threatened him, and the maintenance man fled and called 911, police said.

Freemon is accused of barging into the home and shooting the 35-year-old woman in the chest, chin and leg, officials said.

He was arrested in the vicinity within 10 minutes of the shooting. A canine unit tracked down the weapon in the area shortly thereafter. Freemon was taken to the hospital after complaining of chest pain.

Magistrate Elisha Fink set bond at $500,000 cash or surety. A preliminary examination is set for March 10.

Police are not yet releasing the name of the woman.

The victim had a personal protection order against Freemon, who has a history of domestic violence, Jackson said.

Court records show Freemon was sentenced to 39 days in jail and two years probation on Feb. 2, 2013 after pleading guilty to domestic violence, third offense in September 2013. The records also show Freemon failed to comply with the payment terms of his probation numerous times.

Jackson said the incident serves as a reminder of the constant battle against domestic violence in the community.

If you or someone you know may be a victim of domestic violence, help is available through the SafeHouse Center helpline at 734-995-5444.


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