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Man Arrested In Attack Of Girlfriend Trying To End Relationship

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Michael Joshua Glenn (Booking Photo)

Michael Joshua Glenn (Booking Photo)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A 21-year-old Ypsilanti man who’s been on the run since allegedly attempting to murder his girlfriend in November has been taken into custody by the U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Apprehension Team in Detroit.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Joshua Glenn was arraigned Saturday on multiple charges, including assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, assault with a dangerous weapon, carjacking, motor vehicle theft, unlawful imprisonment and domestic violence.

Glenn has been on the lam ever since the Nov. 27 attack on his girlfriend, who said she was trying to break up with him.

Police say the incident happened at a home on McKinley, near Michigan Avenue and Hewitt Road in Ypsilanti Township. The woman told police she went to Glenn’s house to end their relationship and gather her personal belongings, but he was being confrontational. Police say the couple began arguing in the woman’s vehicle and at some point, Glenn began striking and stabbing the woman multiple times in the face with an unknown object.

The woman said Glenn then strangled her until she was unconscious. Once she was knocked out, police say Glenn drug her from the vehicle into the roadway and backed over her with the vehicle several times.

The woman came to and was then forced into the trunk where she continued to fight, police said. As Glenn attempted to shut the trunk, police say the woman wedged her leg so that it could not be locked. Glenn allegedly continued to slam the trunk, breaking the woman’s leg in the process.

The woman told investigators that she was able to calm Glenn down by telling him she wouldn’t break up with him or call the police. Glenn bought it and left the woman outside while he went inside to get some items. While Glenn was inside, police say the woman ran to a neighbor’s house and called 911. Glenn then fled the area in the woman’s car and had been wanted until his arrest on Friday. The woman was hospitalized after the attack.

“It takes a strong person, I mean, to have blunt force trauma, to get stabbed, to get run over by a car and still to be able to go off and to seek help and call 911,” sheriff’s office spokesperson Derrick Jackson told WJBK.

Glenn is being held on a $250,000 cash bond and is due back in court on January 22.

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