Sunday, October 7, 2012
As usual, there was plenty of news in Fenton this week.
Here is a look at what you might have missed. We provided you with resources around Fenton to help readers stay healthy, as research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Fenton Patch had its Election Guide 2012, with information readers need about every race in town. Many are thinking pink for October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we had ways you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Michigan. In addition, we had the story about a Fenton mother, Marcy Watters, who has opened Ms. Ali’s Gluten Free Treats at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi. Watters has made baked goods for years for her daughter, who has celiac disease. Also on Monday, Fenton Patch let you know about runners from …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
More charges could be added against David Eddie Collins; evidence from scene is missing, assistant prosecutor says.
Two more charges could be added in the spring shooting incident that occurred on Linden Road in Fenton Township. During today's pretrial hearing in 7th Circuit Court, Judge Joseph Farah agreed to the prosecutor's request to send the case against David Eddie Collins, 23, of Flint, back to District Court. Prosecutor David Leyton's office is asking for additional charges of cruelty to animals and assault with intent to rob while armed. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Karen Hanson asked for the additional charges after talking to the shooting victim and defense counsel. Regarding the possible charge of assault with intent to rob while armed, Hanson said the victim (Robert Johnson) was shot, and there are medical records. Johnson also had a dog …
Monday, July 2, 2012
David Eddie Collins, 23, of Flint, has been charged after April 14 incident at home on Linden Road in Fenton Township.
Today's pre-trial hearing for the Fenton Township shooting case has been adjourned to Oct. 2 and Oct. 5, along with the trial. It is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. both days, at the Genesee County Courthouse. David Eddie Collins, 23, of Flint, has been charged with armed robbery, home invasion and felony firearms after police say he was involved in a shooting at a Fenton Township home on April 14. The pre-trial hearing was scheduled for today, in Judge Joseph Farah's court room, after being moved from June 16. Judge Mark McCabe bound the case to 7th Circuit Court on May 16, when Robert Johnson testified Collins entered his home, demanded money and shot him in the hip. The alleged incident occurred in the 13000 block of Linden Road.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
David Eddie Collins due in court on July 2.
The Fenton Township shooting case will continue on July 2 with a pre-trial hearing. David Eddie Collins, 23, of Flint, is charged with armed robbery, home invasion and felony firearms after police say he was involved in a shooting at a Fenton Township home on April 14. There will be a pre-trial hearing at 1:30 p.m. July 2 in front of Judge Joseph Farah. The court date was originally scheduled for June 16, but was delayed. Judge Mark McCabe bound the case to 7th Circuit Court on May 16 when Robert Johnson testified Collins entered his home demanded money and shot him in the hip. Johnson said he and Collins, 23, of Flint, exchanged gunfire that day on the 13000 block of Linden Road in the preliminary exam. “I was trying to kill him because …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Robert Johnson testifies David Eddie Collins shot him during preliminary exam Wednesday in 67th District Court.
David Eddie Collins sat in an orange jumpsuit and chains shaking his head Wednesday as Robert Johnson testified that Collins broke into his home, robbed him and shot him April 14 in Fenton Township. Johnson said he and Collins, 23, of Flint, exchanged gunfire that day on the 13000 block of Linden Road in the preliminary exam in front of Judge Mark McCabe in 67th District Court in Flint. “I was trying to kill him because he was in my house trying to kill me,” Johnson told the court. “It was my life or his life.” McCabe bound the case over to circuit court after hearing Johnson’s testimony. The date on the next court appearance was not immediately available. After Johnson gave his testimony, he walked by Collins and Collins became visibly …