Charles Pugh moves out of Detroit condo

Move is 1st activity in weeks spotted at former Detroit City Council president's condo

By Hank Winchester - Reporter


A picture obtained by the Local 4 Defenders and taken early Thursday morning shows the garage at now former Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh's condo open with a car parked outside.

It is the first sign of any activity at Pugh's condo in weeks. Local 4 is told that overnight a moving truck was parked outside and there was a flurry of activity.

"A couple minutes go by and they were in the house and came back out, started loading a bunch of other stuff and a couple of other cars had showed up," a neighbor said. "I thought it was kind of odd because who moves his stuff out of a house at 1 o'clock in the morning?"

A group of five people spent the night moving Pugh's items into the truck and cars.

"I thought it was kind of ironic that there was no movement in that particular area and then all of the sudden there is people moving stuff out of the building," the neighbor said.

Pugh has not been seen in a number of weeks but was spotted once at a Starbucks in Seattle. He previously requested a medical leave from his job as Council president but just days later a local mother, whose son was mentored by Pugh, came forward alleging the Detroit leader had inappropriate contact with her son.

Read back: Charles Pugh found in Seattle

A police investigation was started in Madison Heights but has been placed on hold for now.

-- Charles Pugh at Seattle coffee shop

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