Bond for man ac­cused in jog­ger as­sault low­ered

The Detroit News - - Front Page - BY ORALANDAR BRAND-WIL­LIAMS The Detroit News

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.

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