Michigan man accused in shooting of Ohio trooper held without bail
A Michigan man accused of causing a shooting that seriously injured an Ohio state trooper during a traffic stop will remain jailed without bail, a judge ruled Friday.
Robert Tramaine Hathorn, 42, of Muskegon, is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. It's not clear if he's retained an attorney.
Authorities said trooper Josef Brobst stopped Hathorn's car for speeding late Wednesday on Interstate 75 near Findlay, and Brobst asked Hathorn to exit the vehicle because he smelled marijuana. The two men were standing behind the patrol cruiser when they began struggling over the trooper's service weapon, authorities said, and Brobst was shot in the lower body.
Well, on the bright side, Mr. Hathorn almost made it six months since being released from prison before he is headed back. Maybe he'll stay a bit longer because of his "stellar" past, which include convictions starting in 1999 and continuing through 2016, for:
Public Officer - Assaulting or Obstructing
Police Officer - Assault/Resist/Obstruct
Controlled Substance-Delivery/Manf., Nar/Coc <50 Grams
Sex Offender - Failure to Register
Assault with Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault) - Attempt
Mr. Hathorn was released on April 16th, 2021
The first sentence on the MI United Criminal Justice Reform web page is 'Too many Michiganders go to prison for too long." I would argue some Michiganders don't go long enough. One of the things that bother me most is that Mr. Hathorn was discharged with absolutely NO SUPERVISION CONDITIONS placed upon him.
Something needs to be fixed.