The Eastern Michigan University Department of Public Safety sent out a campus notification Nov. 28 asking EMU students to be on the lookout for Michael Joshua Glenn in connection to an attempted murder, which took place Tuesday evening in the 2300 block of McKinley Road near Hewitt and Packard roads in Ypsilanti Township.
Glenn, 21, is being sought by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office regarding what deputies described as the brutal assault of his girlfriend, who is currently hospitalized in serious but stable condition from the multiple injuries she sustained during the attack.
Investigators said the victim drove to an Ypsilanti home Tuesday night to visit Glenn and after he got into her car an argument ensued.
WCSO Director of Community Engagement Derrick Jackson, a former EMU adjunct lecturer, told WXYZ Action 7 News, “[Glenn and the victim] were having a conversation. It escalated into an argument. He begins to beat her up. She falls out of the car. They go at it a little bit more. He actually takes her car [and] leaves. Then she stumbles to a neighbor’s house and the neighbor is who actually called us.”
Glenn, a resident of Ypsilanti Township, is accused of stabbing the victim in the face multiple times, choking her and running over her multiple times after she fell out of the car, according to Jackson.
“It takes a strong person, I mean, to have blunt force trauma, to get stabbed, to get run over by a car and still to be able to go off and to seek help and call 911,” Jackson told Fox 2 News.
Jackson said the victim’s car was found abandoned in the Peninsular Place apartment complex, located at 1000 N. Huron River Drive in Ypsilanti, roughly a block north of EMU’s campus.
“He’s around, potentially in the area. Her car was found at Peninsular Place, which is not too far from where the incident happened [and] not too far from Eastern Michigan University’s campus. He’s been known to frequent that area, so we definitely want to get it out to the public to be on the lookout for him,” Jackson told Fox 2 News.
Neither the victim nor the suspect are students at EMU. However, EMU DPS previously issued Glenn a No Trespass Order in May barring him from EMU’s campus for a year because of his assaultive behavior.
According to EMU DPS Lt. Daniel Karrick, Glenn was served the NTO stemming from an incident on campus involving his former girlfriend, an EMU student and a different woman than the victim of the Nov. 27 attack.
“He came on campus to confront this ex-girlfriend, or girlfriend at the time, regarding another charge that he was facing. He was involved in an incident with this victim and he came on campus trying to coerce her not to testify against him,” Karrick said.
Karrick said Glenn made comments to the EMU woman in an attempt to dissuade her from continuing with the prosecution against him; he blocked her way and physically grabbed her, which can legally be construed as assault, but he did not strike her.
The EMU student reported Glenn to EMU DPS, which investigated the incident and forwarded the complaint to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office. The prosecutor’s office approved charging Glenn with bribing or intimidating a witness, which is a felony warrant.
Karrick said Glenn ultimately turned himself in and was arraigned on those charges.
According to the WCPO, Glenn pleaded guilty in June to the reduced misdemeanor charges of stalking and interfering with a police investigation stemming from the EMU incident in May.
In August, 14A District Court Chief Judge Kirk Tabbey sentenced Glenn to 60 months of probation for the stalking charge and 24 months probation for interfering with a police investigation.
EMU Chief of Police Robert Heighes said his department has had no further contact with Glenn since serving him a notice of trespass in May.
According to the WCSO, the WCPO has now charged Glenn with the following offenses stemming from the Nov. 27 incident:
- Assault with intent to murder (2 counts)
- Assault with intent to do great bodily harm (2 counts)
- Assault with a dangerous weapon (2 counts)
- Motor vehicle theft
- Unlawful imprisonment
- Domestic violence
However, a criminal charge is only an accusation and defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty.
Glenn is described as an African-American male between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 8 inches in height, weighing roughly 180 to 200 pounds and was last known to have a mustache and beard.
Anyone identifying Glenn on EMU’s campus is asked to call EMU DPS immediately at 734-487-1222, and persons with any information regarding the possible whereabouts of Glenn are urged to contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office confidential tip line at 734-973-7711 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SpeakUP.