Jul 6, 2017

"I'm handcuffed, you can search me"; Michael Grant held to answer in the shortest preliminary I have covered

In the shortest preliminary, I have covered so far (lasted 10 minutes, starting at 10:50), Michael Grant was held to answer on charges for one of his 2017 cases.

People presented a certified rap sheet and testimony by EPD officer Jon Omey. Officer Omey and Sgt. Sopaoga responded to a call on June 21, 2017 at Wabash and B streets.

Grant was on scene, he had a felony warrant out. Before detaining him, Sgt Sopoaga asked him, if he had any weapons on him.

According to Officer Omey, Grant said something similar to, "I'm handcuffed, you can search me."

Officer Omey told Grant, "We are asking for our safety."

Officer Omey said Grant's response was something like, "You can grab it."

A 40 caliber black glock, loaded in a holster, with one round in the chamber and a magazine with other rounds, was found in a holster, hidden underneath Grant's shirt.

Arraignment on information for this case is July 28 in Courtroom 5.

Two Preliminary hearings were scheduled for two of Michael Grant's 2017 cases this morning.  Two 2014 cases were scheduled today but they are "trailing" the attempted murder case.

Deputy District Attorney Candace Myers was present for the People in court today and was successful in getting Grant held to answer on both counts in the 2017 case in which he is charged within possession of a firearm and having a firearm within 10 years of a conviction.

The attempted murder case, People requested be continued until the 10th day, June 12. Conflict Counsel's office is representing Grant. Today, Mr. Kaleb Cockrum was present, with Grant.

No other media was in court.

Count 1 is attempted murder with a special allegation of discharging a firearm. Count 2 is felon in possession of a firearm. These charges for his most recent arrest in a June 16, 2017 incident.

The charges for the second 2017 case are:
Count 1 Felon in possession of a firearm. Count 2 Possession of a firearm within 10 years of a conviction.

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  1. Good job John Chiv! You are ALWAYS! on the joB!