DETROIT (WWJ) – A hearing for State Senator Virgil Smith, who is facing several charges including domestic violence, has been postponed until later this month.
The hearing, which was originally set for Friday, will now take place on June 25 because Smith’s attorney wants more time to gather medical information about his client. A judge will determine if there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial.READ MORE: Henry Ford Health Looking Overseas For Nurses
Smith, 35, is charged with felonious assault, felony firearm, domestic violence assault and battery, and malicious destruction of personal property on accusations he fired as many as ten shots at his ex-wife’s parked Mercedes-Benz during a domestic dispute early in the morning of Sunday, May 10.
The incident took place outside Smith’s Detroit home on Wexford Street, near 7 Mile and Ryan roads. She was not injured.
Smith and his ex-wife — who were married for just six months — had recently been dating again, according to reports.MORE NEWS: Diner Reopens Months After Owner Was Jailed Over Virus Rules
Smith, a Democrat, represents Michigan’s fourth senate district, including portions of Detroit, Lincoln Park, Allen Park and Southgate. He remains free on bond.