Man, 21, denied bond in July 4 homicide

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
Marquies Yeldell-Bell

A 21-year-old Detroit man faces a charge of first-degree premeditated murder in the July 4 slaying of a 30-year-old man on the city's east side.

Marquies Yeldell-Bell faces one count of first-degree murder, one count of firearms possession by a felon, and one count of felony firearm in the murder. He was denied bond at his arraignment Saturday, court records show, and is remanded to Wayne County Jail as his case moves through the system.

The homicide took place on July 4 at 11:40 p.m. on the 20100 block of Regent, which is south of East Eight Mile and west of Gratiot. 

Police responded to a 911 call and found the victim unresponsive, lying in the driveway. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police were told by a witness that a male suspect came from the backyard, fired shots that hit the victim, then fled on foot back into the driveway.

No detailed description of the suspect was available at the time, but within a 10-day span police identified Yeldell-Bell as the suspect and the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office charged him.