The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau and the U.S. Marshals Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested Ypsilanti Township resident Michael Joshua Glenn in Detroit Jan. 11 in connection to the attempted murder of his girlfriend.
According to the WCSO, the victim went to Glenn’s residence Nov. 27, 2012, in the 2300 block of McKinley Road near Hewitt and Packard roads in Ypsilanti Township, to break off their relationship and to retrieve some personal items.
An argument ensued in the victim’s vehicle and Glenn began striking her before stabbing her multiple times in the face with an unknown object, strangled the victim to the point of unconsciousness, dragged her into the roadway and proceeded to run over the victim several times with her own car.
Glenn, 21, then forced the victim into the trunk of her car, where she continued to fight and was able to wedge her leg so that he could not close the trunk. However, Glenn continued to slam the trunk in an attempt to close it and subsequently broke the victim’s leg.
The victim was able to calm Glenn down by telling him she would not break up with him or call the police, at which point he entered his residence to retrieve some items. According to WCSO Director of Community Engagement Derrick Jackson, the victim then stumbled to a neighbor’s house and the neighbor called the police.
“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,” Jackson told Fox 2 News.
Jackson said Glenn then fled the scene in the victim’s car and later abandoned it in the Peninsular Place apartment complex, located at 1000 N. Huron River Drive in Ypsilanti, roughly a block north of Eastern Michigan University’s campus.
At the time, the victim was hospitalized in serious but stable condition from the multiple injuries she sustained during the attack.
According to the WCSO, Glenn was arraigned Jan. 12 on the following charges and given a $250,000 cash bond:
- Assault with intent to murder (two counts)
- Assault with intent to do great bodily harm (two counts)
- Assault with a dangerous weapon (two counts)
- Motor vehicle theft
- Unlawful imprisonment
- Domestic violence
Glenn’s next court date is scheduled for Jan. 22 at 8:30 a.m.
While neither Glenn nor the victim are students at EMU, the university’s Department of Public Safety issued Glenn a No Trespass Order in May 2012, barring him from EMU’s campus for a year because of his assaultive behavior.
Glenn was served the NTO as a result of an incident on campus involving his former girlfriend, an EMU student and a different woman than the victim of the Nov. 27 attack, according to EMU DPS Lt. Daniel Karrick.
“He came on campus to confront this ex-girlfriend [the EMU student] … regarding another charge that he was facing,” Karrick said. “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 Glenn tried to dissuade the EMU woman from continuing with the prosecution against him; he blocked her way and physically grabbed her but did not strike her.
The student reported Glenn to the EMU DPS, which 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.
Glenn pleaded guilty in June 2012 to the reduced misdemeanor charges of stalking and interfering with a police investigation stemming from the EMU incident, according to the WCPO.
In August 2012, 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.