Charles Curtis Hobbs, a 35-year-old Ypsilanti resident, was arrested on May 12 by Ypsilanti police after officers received a call involving a domestic dispute in which the suspect allegedly pointed a gun at his girlfriend.
When police arrived at the scene, Hobbs told officers that he was moving out of the residence, and denied that a firearm was involved in the dispute. Hobbs’ 31-year-old girlfriend initially called 911, then called back shortly thereafter and requested that police not respond. However, police continued on to the residence where the woman and Hobbs had reportedly lived together for 1 1/2 years. The two also have a child together according to a news article at Annarbor.com.
Upon their arrival, police found Hobbs loading property into an SUV; police detained him and questioned him about the allegation that he had pointed a gun at his girlfriend. Hobbs denied the accusation and told police that he was moving out of the residence. After smelling what they believed to be marijuana smoke coming from the vehicle, police searched it with Hobbs permission.
Police located drug paraphernalia, 85 grams of marijuana and a loaded 9mm Glock in the vehicle, along with nine rounds of ammunition. Hobbs was initially charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession with intent to deliver marijuana. It was determined after checking his criminal history that Hobbs would be charged at the federal level. He was taken into custody on Tuesday, May 21 by agents from the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive).
Hobbs remains in custody until his next court date, which was not revealed in the news article.
Michigan federal criminal defense attorneys know that in cases where it appears an individual is involved in drug trafficking the criminal penalties are extremely serious. Federal charges typically end in punishment more harsh for those convicted than they would experience at the state level.
If you have been charged with drug possession, trafficking, illegal possession of a firearm or any serious offense, it is highly recommended that you consult with a skilled Michigan criminal defense lawyer who will work vigorously to protect you from serious criminal penalties.