DETROIT – Two men have been bound over to stand trial in the murder of a Detroit church musician.
After weeks of investigations by Detroit police and tips from the public, Chalres Cox and Darnell Gene-Arthur Young were arrested and charged in the Christmas Eve carjacking and murder of Anthony Tolson.
Tolson, 33, was leaving a church service when he was fatally shot on Gratiot Avenue. His SUV, along with Christmas presents Tolson had for his three children and his bass were stolen. It was later found abandoned and torched on the city's west side.
Police had released surveillance pictures of the carjacking and had issued a public plea for information.
Cox, 33, and Darnell Gene-Arthur Young, 18, are charged with first-degree murder, felony murder, carjacking, robbery and weapons charges. Their next court date is Feb. 8. Meanwhile, they have been remanded, without bond, to the Wayne County Jail.
Allison Tolson, Anthony's mother, said she is relieved that Cox and Young were arrested, but is still grieving because nothing can bring her son back.
"It's overwhelming. It's horrific. It's heartbreaking," Allison Tolson said. "I don't know how else to describe the agony of it all."