Bond for man accused in jogger assault lowered
A Wayne County judge Thursday lowered the bond for the man charged in an attack on a jogger in Livonia and whom authorities are investigating as possibly having a connection to a missing Farmington Hills woman.
Third Circuit Judge Mark Slavens cut the cash bond for 30year-old Floyd Galloway Jr. of Berkley from $750,000 cash to $350,000 cash during a hearing. If Galloway posts bail, he will have to wear a tether and be under house arrest with his parents.
The defendant’s attorney, John Dakmak, had requested $50,000 cash bond.
Slavens said Galloway is a danger to the community. Before his ruling, the judge told the lawyers: “I have no intent in taking the other matter (the Danielle Stislicki disappearance case) into account.” Stislicki went missing around 5 p.m. Dec. 2 after leaving her job at MetLife in Southfield in the area of Telegraph near 10 Mile. Stislicki had plans to meet up with a longtime friend but never arrived to meet the woman, according to police.
Dakmak said Galloway needs to be released so he can assist in his defense. Galloway, said Dakmak, had been under heavy scrutiny and did not flee.
“He will appear (back in court),” said Dakmak. “He’s not a risk to the community at large.”
But Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Danielle Bennetts said Galloway is accused of four counts in the jogger case and that “his DNA is on her clothing.”
Bennetts added Galloway “is absolutely 100 percent a flight risk” and he is facing charges that could put him in prison for life.
Galloway is accused of grabbing a jogger during her run through Hines Park in Livonia on Sept. 4, 2016.
He was arrested in June and charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct-assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder by strangulation. He later was charged with assault with intent to murder.
Galloway’s trial to begin Nov. 29.