On Saturday September 8, a shooting took place at a Delta Township Quicky Convenience Store that left one 23-year-old Lansing man seriously injured according to news reports. The store is located at 4820 South Waverly Road. The alleged victim was taken to an area hospital following the shooting, which occurred just after 11 a.m. He allegedly suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.
Now, two men have been arrested and charged with the shooting. 18-year-old James Terrell Hudson of Lansing was charged with felony firearm possession and assault with intent to murder according to the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office. Another man of DeWitt, 30-year-old Michael Allen, was charged with accessory after the fact.
According to the Sheriff’s department, the victim remained in critical condition the Wednesday following the shooting. A $1 million bond was set for Hudson by 56A District Judge Julie Reincke; Allen’s bond was set at $500,000. Lansing police were the first on the scene; the case was then turned over to Eaton County Sheriff’s Department after the location of the alleged crime was determined.
If you have been arrested for assault in Michigan, you should know that the laws are quite complicated; many variables affect how severe the penalties will be if you are convicted. Aggravated assault, assault with a dangerous weapon (a felony charge), assault with intent to maim, to do Great Bodily Harm or to commit murder – if you have been arrested for any of these offenses, you must have a capable Michigan criminal defense attorney on your side.
When someone is charged with assault with intent to commit murder as in the above case, he/she potentially faces life behind bars if found guilty. In effect, your life will be ruined. Michigan criminal defense lawyers work vigorously to protect their clients’ rights, and to have charges dismissed or reduced. Do not face such serious charges without strong, effective legal support and guidance; in doing so, your freedom, career, reputation and relationships are in jeopardy.