FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2021
Contact: Jennifer Putney
Macomb County Prosecutor Argues For Higher Bond In Fatal Crash
Mount Clemens, Michigan — The Macomb County Prosecutor’s office filed an emergency bond motion for defendant Angelo Smith, II, a 17-year-old male from Detroit charged with the murder of a young woman over two weeks ago in a fatal multi-car accident.
The suspect has been charged with the following:
- Homicide – Felony Murder – a felony charge, punishable by life without parole;
- Homicide – Murder – Second Degree, a felony, punishable by up to life in prison;
- Police Officer – Fleeing – First Degree – Vehicle Code, a fifteen-year felony; and,
- Police Officer – Fleeing – Second Degree – Vehicle Code, a ten-year felony.
At the defendant’s initial arraignment, bond was set at $100,000 cash/surety only.
This morning, Judge Stephen Sierawski, of the Sterling Heights District Court, heard arguments in regard to the emergency bond motion. Due to the tragic nature of this case, the Prosecutor’s Office, once again, requested a bond of $1 million.
Judge Sierawski agreed in part with the request and increased the bond to $500,000 cash/surety only.
It is important to note that the multi-jurisdictional investigation of the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident is still open as others involved have not yet been apprehended.
Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido reminds the public that the accused is innocent until proven guilty.