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2 appear in court on Greektown brawl charges

The Detroit News

Two of the three suspects charged in connection with a brawl in Greektown on Easter Sunday went before a judge Wednesday for a probable cause conference.

Judge Kenneth King, of Detroit’s 36th District Court set a preliminary examination on May 11 for suspects Stanley Faulk and Keith Harvey. The preliminary hearing is heard to determine whether there is enough evidence to bound the men over for trial.

A third man, Eddie Curry, is due to appear Thursday before King.

The trio are charged in a brawl that occurred at Monroe and St. Antoine around 1 a.m. April 16. The melee was captured on video that went viral. Two men were hurt in the incident, one of whom was hospitalized.

Curry, 31, of Inkster, Faulk, 27, of Inkster and Harvey, 26, of Detroit were charged with unarmed robbery, assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, and felonious assault. Harvey also was charged with possession of cocaine, which authorities say was found during his arrest.

The three remained jailed on bonds of $5 million each.

Police are still seeking four other individuals in connection with the brawl.

“To those (four) individuals, we will find you, we will arrest you,” Chief James Craig said last week.

According to authorities, a friend of one of the victims, 23-year-old Detroit resident Brandon Putnam, got into an argument with a group of eight men.

The confrontation turned physical and the suspects assaulted Putnam’s friend. When Putnam tried to assist his pal, the group turned on him and beat Putnam while he was on the ground, the prosecutor’s office said.

Putnam’s sister has said her brother tried to break up the fight but ended up beaten, stomped and left on the sidewalk as the attackers jeered and mugged for a cellphone camera.

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James David Dickson contributed.