(CBS Detroit) — A 39-year-old man has been charged in connection with the stabbing of a 52-year-old Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) bus driver.
Wayne County prosecutors charged Brandon Marquis Hobson, of Detroit, with one count of assault with intent to murder, one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and one count of felonious assault.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Where are the Female CEOs in Michigan?
Hobson was arraigned and given a $25,000/10% bond.
“We are in times today where people who are stepping up to do already difficult jobs cannot even do so without putting their lives in danger,” said Prosecutor Kym Worthy. “It was hard being a City bus driver even in pre–pandemic times. This case is illustrative of what can happen during the ordinary workday of a bus driver. The alleged actions of this defendant drive the point home even more.“
On Dec. 8, Detroit police were dispatched to the area of Grand River Avenue and Trinity Street.READ MORE: MSU Police: Tip From Private Investigator Led To Discovery Of Body Believed To Be Brendan Santo
Prosecutors say a verbal altercation happened between Hobson and the bus driver, and Hobson allegedly stabbed the victim multiple times.
Officials say when police arrived at the scene, the victim pointed out Hobson, who was arrested at the scene.
The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.
A probable cause conference is scheduled for Dec. 23, and a preliminary examination is scheduled for Dec. 30.MORE NEWS: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
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