Thursday, December 7, 2023

Suspect to face trial following recovery from 7 wounds received in gun battle

A Westland man will face trial on seven charges including torture and domestic violence following his recovery from seven bullet wounds he received in a separate Inkster incident.

Dekenta Reshard Parchman, 31, will face the charges during a jury trial set for April 15. Among the charges are the torture of a woman July 23 in the Parkwood Apartments in Van Buren Township and a separate charge of domestic violence in Romulus on Jan. 25, 2022. He is also accused of criminal sexual conduct, first degree with personal injury; assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder; unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle; two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and aggravated domestic violence. 

Following the incident in Van Buren, prosecutors allege he fled the scene and was involved in a gun battle in Inkster where he suffered seven gunshot wounds. Trial on the charges was delayed while he was under medical care at the Wayne County Jail hospital where he underwent multiple surgeries for the wounds.

He was remanded to jail with a cash or surety bond of $250,000 and if released, must wear a GPS tether, according to court documents. 

During his arraignment, two warrant cases from Van Buren Township were included in the proceedings. 

He was charged with driving while license suspended and interfering with police during an incident at 5:20 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020. He is also charged with possession of firearms by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearm in connection with an Aug. 8, 2022 incident. 

Bond on those charges was set at $10,000 during his arraignment.

His jury trial, according to prosecutors, will include all those charges but exclude his court appearance Sept. 9 on a tether violation.