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June 12, 2013

Drug suspect bound over to circuit court

Park man is potential suspect in neighbor’s strangulation May 16

By K. Michelle Moran
C & G Staff Writer

With testing of a suspected marijuana stash completed, a Grosse Pointe Park man is facing another court date on drug charges.

The second half of a preliminary examination for Myron Tyronne Williams, 42, of Grosse Pointe Park, on charges of possession with intent to deliver marijuana and delivery of marijuana, took place June 12 in front of Park Municipal Court Judge Carl Jarboe. Williams’ preliminary examination began in the same courtroom May 29, but the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office had asked for additional time, as they were awaiting test results from Michigan State Police on the alleged marijuana seized from the house.

“We have them back,” said Molly Kettler, an assistant prosecuting attorney in the homicide unit of the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, as she addressed the court regarding the drug testing June 12. Kettler asked that the results of those tests be placed on the record and that the person who tested the marijuana be allowed to give her expert opinion, if called upon to testify.

According to the lab results, Kettler said police seized a bag with 840.8 grams of marijuana from the attic portion of a flat in the 1300 block of Wayburn, where Williams was said to be living with his wife and their four children. Kettler said another 29.12 grams of the drug were found inside a Bill Knapp’s donut box in the second floor flat bedroom occupied by Williams’ nephew, Cardell Williams, 22. During his testimony at the May 29 hearing, Cardell Williams said he had been given the marijuana found in his room by his uncle.

Jarboe said “the court finds probable cause to carry over” the case, and said an arraignment on information would take place at 9 a.m. June 19 in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit.

“Obviously, the court felt there was more than enough evidence to bind him over to (circuit court), and we agree,” Park Public Safety Chief David Hiller said after the decision.

Myron Williams remained in custody at press time in the Wayne County Jail on a $250,000 cash/surety bond on the drug charges. He’s considered a possible suspect in the May 16 strangulation homicide of his neighbor, Sabrina Gianino, 35, who was found dead in her home in the 1300 block of Wayburn by police responding to a 911 call around 12:11 a.m. that day.

“He is the subject of an ongoing homicide investigation, and I did sign a search warrant of his premises (in the 1300 block of Wayburn) related to that homicide,” said Jarboe during Williams’ preliminary exam on marijuana charges May 29.

Hiller said it wasn’t known at press time if Myron Williams would be facing additional charges soon.

“The other investigation continues,” Hiller said of the Gianino murder.

Kettler concurred, saying she couldn’t comment on the case.

“The investigation is ongoing,” she said.

Gwendolyn Gordon, Myron Williams’ court-appointed attorney, had no comment at press time with regard to her client or the charges he’s facing.