Man Arrested While Celebrating His Parole

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Detroit-area man has pleaded guilty to charges in a confrontation with police officers while he said he was celebrating his release from parole on unrelated home-invasion convictions.
Twenty-four-year-old James Connell of Ferndale pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of resisting and obstructing police.
Oakland County Circuit Judge Edward Sosnick will sentence Connell on Sept. 23.
Ferndale police say officers responded July 22 to Connell's apartment on a noise complaint. They say he punched an officer in the chest and tore the shirt of a second officer at the station.
A message seeking comment was left for defense attorney Richard Mintz.


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  • by JR Location: jackson on Sep 3, 2009 at 01:21 PM
    Looks like the Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Program worked to the Governor's expectations. Looks like this guy met all the guidelines to be released into society and be a productive citizen. OKAY JENNIE LETS LET MORE CONVICTED FELONS OUT. Next time someone might get seriously hurt...Hooray for the Prisoner Re-Entry Program and the State Dollars spent on this program, when Education Dollars are being cut for the young citizens. Thanks again Lansing.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2009 at 12:29 PM
    This man should go free, there is no laws against stupidity.
  • by Sluggo Location: Afghanistan on Sep 2, 2009 at 11:31 PM
    I didnt think you could be arrested for assaulting a police officer in Detroit, heck Kwame did it and nothing happened to him.
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