Local 4 News at Noon -- March 25, 2021
DETROIT – Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at Noon. Judge rules enough evidence for 3 men to stand trial in murder of Egypt CovingtonAfter more than two days of prosecutors laying out their case, the three men suspected in the 2017 killing of Egypt Covington will go to trial.
Sumpter Township residents asked to avoid outside burning amid high wildfire risk
SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Authorities are urging residents of Sumpter Township to avoid “outside burning of any kind” as the region is considered at high risk for wildfires Thursday. According to the Sumpter Township Police Department, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has identified the township area as being at very high risk of wildfires due to dry ground conditions. Residents are being asked to avoid any outdoor burning activities to prevent a wildland fire. Authorities say they have responded to several wildland and/or field fires in the surrounding area over the past week, and five within Sumpter Township over the last two days. Sumpter Township police say that residents whose “negligent activity leads to wildland fire and subsequent property destruction can be held liable, both criminally and civilly.”To learn more about fire safety, visit the DNR’s website right here.
Man, horse die after vehicle hauling trailer hits tree in Wayne County crash
WAYNE COUNTY, MI – A man and horse died early Sunday morning after a vehicle went off road and hit a tree in Sumpter Township, police said. An initial investigation has revealed a truck with four occupants aboard was headed east on Willis Road, per a statement from the Sumpter Township Police Department. The truck was pulling a trailer with one horse inside when it traveled off the road and hit a tree on the north side of Willis Road. The driver, an 18-year-old Sumpter woman, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and listed in critical condition. The Van Buren Township Fire Department and a Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit assisted township officers at the scene.mlive.com
Second suspect arraigned on murder charge in Egypt Covington homicide
ROMULUS, MI – A second suspect has been charged and arraigned in connection with the 2017 slaying of Egypt Covington. Shane Lamar Evans, 31, of Sumpter Township, was arraigned Friday, Dec. 18, in 34th District Court in Romulus on one count each of felony murder and first-degree home invasion, according to the Michigan State Police. Moore was arraigned Nov. 8 on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, first-degree home invasion, felon in possession of a firearm and four counts of felony firearm. Egypt Covington homicide suspect arraigned on multiple chargesCiting the ongoing joint investigation between the Michigan State Police and the Van Buren Township Police Department, police declined to release any additional information at this time. Investigators said early in the case they did not believe the shooting was random, and that Covington likely knew her killer.mlive.com
Michigan General Election Results for Sumpter Township on Nov. 3, 2020
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Severe thunderstorm warning expires in Wayne County
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – A severe thunderstorm warning issued for Wayne County expired at 4 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service announced the warning around 2:55 p.m.VIEW: Live weather radarMetro Detroit is under a marginal risk for severe weather on Monday afternoon. Weather officials said a severe thunderstorm was located at 2:54 p.m. over Belleville. Storms were expected to bring wind gusts of up to 60 mph. Click here for the latest update from the Local 4Casters.
Man charged with 4 counts of murder in Sumpter Township quadruple homicide
Man charged with 4 counts of murder in Sumpter Township quadruple homicidePublished: August 19, 2020, 6:37 pmThe man accused of killing four people in Sumpter Township was charged with four counts of murder. For more information: https://www.clickondetroit.com/.
Sumpter Township quadruple homicide suspect charged with first-degree murder
The suspect in a quadruple homicide in Sumpter Township has been charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday. Raymond Lee Bailey, 37, of Kinross, Michigan, is facing four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony firearm in the killing of four people over the weekend. At about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the homicide scene in the 24000 block of Martinsville in Sumpter Township. The four victims shot and killed by a handgun have been identified as: Laura Tanner, 35, and her sister Sarah Grupa, 38, of Detroit; Forrest Sampson, 28 and Neil Sampson, 31, of Van Buren Township. Detectives then identified Bailey, the ex-boyfriend of one of the deceased women, as a possible suspect.
Sumpter Township quadruple homicide suspect arraigned from hospital bed
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. The suspect in a quadruple homicide in Sumpter Township has been charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday. ORIGINAL STORY: Sumpter Township quadruple homicide suspect charged with first-degree murderRaymond Lee Bailey, 37, of Kinross, Michigan, is facing four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony firearm in the fatal shootings of four people over the weekend. He was arraigned Wednesday from a hospital bed. Authorities said he shot four people to death in a home in Sumpter Township, including Baileys ex girlfriend Laura Tanner. Back in November of 2019, Bailey had been charged with domestic violence with intent to do bodily harm.
Sumpter Township quadruple homicide suspect turns himself in to police
SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police chief Eric Luke is detailing how a quadruple murder suspect in Sumpter Township turned himself in. UPDATE: Sumpter Township quadruple homicide suspect charged with first-degree murderBefore turning himself in, Raymond Lee Bailey, was on the run after allegedly killing his ex girlfriend and three of her family members at a Martinsville Road home. READ: Man accused of quadruple homicide in Sumpter Township turns himself in“He abandoned his vehicle just outside Bay City,” Luke said. Sumpter Township police worked closely with Bay City police, hoping to find the suspected killer. READ: Police search for man wanted in connection with Sumpter Township quadruple homicide
Man accused of quadruple homicide in Sumpter Township turns himself in
SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The man wanted in connection to a quadruple homicide turned himself in Sunday. UPDATE: Sumpter Township quadruple homicide suspect charged with first-degree murderPolice said Raymond Bailey admitted over text messages he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and three others Saturday in a Sumpter Township home. Sumpter Township police said he turned himself into the Bay County Sheriff’s Department about 10 p.m. Sunday. Sumpter Township Police said he allegedly confessed to the multiple murders to several people over the phone and through text messages. Sumpter Township police said Bailey will be transferred into their custody soon.
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020
DETROIT A statewide manhunt is underway for a man identified as Raymond Lee Bailey, of Sumpter Township, who is wanted in connection to a quadruple homicide. Officers found two men and two women who were all in their thirties shot to death in Sumpter Township on Saturday. WATCH Local 4 News at 11Metro Detroit weather: Fair skies Sunday evening with lower humiditySunday evening will be clear and mild. A dry northwesterly wind will drop temperatures to the low 70s by dinnertime. 4 Fast FactsSaturday, Aug. 15, 2020 --
Statewide manhunt for suspect in quadruple murder in Sumpter Township
Statewide manhunt for suspect in quadruple murder in Sumpter TownshipPublished: August 16, 2020, 6:45 pmA statewide search is underway for a man in connection with a quadruple murder in Sumpter Township. For more information: https://www.clickondetroit.com/.
Police search for man wanted in connection with Sumpter Township quadruple homicide
SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are searching for a man wanted in connection to a quadruple Sumpter Township homicide that happened Saturday. UPDATE -- Aug. 19, 2020: Sumpter Township quadruple homicide suspect charged with first-degree murderOn Saturday, police responded to the homicide scene in the 24000 block of Martinsville in Sumpter Township. Detectives identified 37-year-old Raymond Lee Bailey of Sumpter Township, the ex-boyfriend of one of the woman, as a possible suspect. Bailey was reportedly charged with domestic violence in Wayne County in 2019. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumpter Township Police Department at 734-461-4833 and select option number four.
Sumpter Township police, MSP investigating multiple homicide
SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – “It was maybe 15, maybe 20 minutes or so, and then I heard the shots and I looked out that back window because it sounded like it was coming out of the woods,” said Chenyere Yisrael. UPDATE -- Aug. 19, 2020: Sumpter Township quadruple homicide suspect charged with first-degree murderORIGINAL STORY: Sumpter Township police investigating multiple homicideThat’s what Chenyere Yisrael heard at about 11:35 a.m. Saturday. Yisraelsaid shortly after police responded to the home on Martinsville Road in Sumpter Township. Local 4 cameras were there as both Sumpter Police and Michigan State Police detectives searched the house both inside and out for clues. I just pray for them.”Anyone with information is asked to to contact the Sumpter Police Department at 734-461-6898.
Sumpter Township police, MSP investigating multiple homicide
Sumpter Township police, MSP investigating multiple homicidePublished: August 15, 2020, 11:10 pmPolice are investigating a multiple homicide in the 24000 block of Martinsville Road in Sumpter Township Saturday. Police said there is no evidence of ongoing danger to the community. No further information was released. Anyone with information is asked to to contact the Sumpter Police Department at 734-461-6898.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Aug. 16, 2020
Police found four bodies inside a Sumpter Township home on Saturday, shortly after neighbors reported hearing gunfire. Seventeen people have been arrested following an investigation into child trafficking in the Flint area, a sheriff said. Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 92,155; Death toll now at 6,318The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 92,155 as of Sunday morning, including 6,318 deaths, state officials report. It remains warm today with highs near 80 degrees. The week ahead will include more sunshine.
Sumpter Township police investigating multiple homicide
TOWNSHIP OF SUMPTER, Mich. – Police are investigating a multiple homicide in the 24000 block of Martinsville Road in Sumpter Township Saturday. Police said there is no evidence of ongoing danger to the community. No further information was released. Anyone with information is asked to to contact the Sumpter Police Department at 734-461-6898.
Man beats Wayne County homeowner with tire iron during break-in, police say
SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Michigan man broke into a Wayne County house and beat the homeowner with a tire iron, even chasing him outside to continue the attack, according to police. Norman Johnson, 31, of Willis, is accused of breaking into a home in the 23000 block of Elwell Road Road in Sumpter Township. Officials said Johnson broke in Saturday and beat the 26-year-old homeowner with a tire iron, causing serious injuries to the man’s head and torso. When the homeowner left the house, Johnson chased him and continued to attack him in the yard, police said. Johnson was taken into custody but denied knowing about the break-in or the attack on Elwell Road, police said.