2nd suspect charged in attempted break-in at newspaper
The second suspect in a recent attempted break-in at the Arab American News in Dearborn has turned himself in, police said Wednesday.
Kawayne Powell, 22, of Taylor, turned himself in Monday in connection to the March 11 incident, which occurred just after 2 a.m. while staff was still in the office. It was caught on tape.
The Arab American News is on the 5700 block of Chase Road.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office charged him with attempted breaking-and-entering, larceny from a vehicle, malicious destruction of property, and possession of burglary tools, which are felonies.
At an arraignment before Judge William Hultgren of the 19th District Court, Powell was given a $50,000, 10 percent bond. A GPS tether will be required if Powell posts bond. Powell’s probable cause conference is set for Wednesday at 1 p.m., and his preliminary exam will be at 9 a.m., April 1.
Powell is the second man charged in the case. Police, working with federal agents, arrested Deandre Darnell Bey, 20, of Detroit, the Monday after the incident, and the county prosecutor hit him with the same charges as Powell. Bey also has the same probable cause conference and arraignment dates and times as Powell, but was given a $25,000, 10 percent bond by Judge Mark Somers.
Police Chief Ronald Haddad, at the time of the incident, said “what is particularly disturbing about this crime is the brazen suspects made violent efforts to gain entry into the building which was clearly occupied by newspaper staff.”