Boyd was charged with first-degree felony aggravated burglary; three counts of first-degree misdemeanor assault; and second-degree misdemeanor resisting arrest.
On August 28, 2007, under a plea bargain agreement, Boyd pled guilty to one count of first-degree misdemeanor assault. The other charges against Boyd were dropped. Boyd was sentenced to 30 days in jail, which was suspended on condition no similar offense and remain law abiding for the next 1 year.
On August 23, 2008, Firefighter Boyd was once again charged with assault...less than one year after being sentenced for the August 17, 2007 offenses. However, it does not appear that Boyd was remanded to jail in 2008 for his failure to not commit another similar offense during a one year period of time.
FIREFIGHTER MICHAEL BOYD, SOUTHGATE FD: JUNE 18, 2004
Original charges: Fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly person; first-degree misdemeanor assault; fourth-degree menacing.
Sentence: Plea bargain. Pled guilty to fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly person. Sentenced to 30 days in jail, suspended on condition no similar offense and remain law abiding for the next one year. All other charges dismissed.
FIREFIGHTER MICHAEL BOYD, SOUTHGATE FD: JULY 01, 2006
Original charge: minor misdemeanor disorderly person.
Sentence: Pled guilty. Fined $32.
FIREFIGHTER MICHAEL BOYD, SOUTHGATE FD: JULY 15, 2006
Original charge: fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly person.
Sentence: Pled guilty. Fined $32.
FIREFIGHTER MICHAEL BOYD, SOUTHGATE FD: DECEMBER 03, 2007.
Original charges: Speeding. 50 /35. Violation of the conditions of his August 2007 sentencing: 30 day jail term was suspended on the condition that Boyd remain law abiding for one year.
Sentence: Paid $32 fine.
FIREFIGHTER MICHAEL BOYD, SOUTHGATE FD: AUGUST 23, 2008
Original charges: Two counts of first degree misdemeanor assault.
Sentence: Plea agreement. Pled guilty to one count of misdemeanor assault and the other charges was dismissed. Sentenced to 30 days in jail, suspended on the conditions that the law be abided by. [4/08/09]. NOTE: When Boyd accepted this plea [4/08/09] he was also facing charges for a March 30, 2009 drunk driving offense.
FIREFIGHTER MICHAEL BOYD, SOUTHGATE FD: MARCH 30, 2009
Original charges: First-degree misdemeanor carrying concealed weapon; first-degree misdemeanor operating vehicle under influence; first-degree misdemeanor driving with suspended / revoked license; no tail lights; and driving without seatbelt.
Sentence: Plea agreement. Pled guilty to first-degree misdemeanor operating vehicle under influence; all other charges dismissed. Sentenced to 10 days in jail, suspended on condition that the law be abided by for one year; driver's license suspended for 180 days; first offender program.
FIREFIGHTER MICHAEL BOYD, SOUTHGATE FD: MARCH 01, 2011.
Original charges: First-degree misdemeanor domestic violence.
CASE STILL PENDING.
AUGUST 17, 2007: Case # CRA0701473A. FIRST DEGREE FELONY AGGRAVATED BURGLARY. CASE DISMISSED AT THE REQUEST OF THE PROSECUTOR [ 08/24/2007].
AUGUST 17, 2007: Case # CRB 0701474A.FIRST DEGREE MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT. CASE DISMISSED AT THE REQUEST OF THE PROSECUTOR [ 08/24/2007].
AUGUST 17, 2007: Case # CRB 0701474B. FIRST DEGREE MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT. CASE DISMISSED AT THE REQUEST OF THE PROSECUTOR [ 08/24/2007].
AUGUST 17, 2007: Case # CRB 0701474C. FIRST DEGREE MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT. PLED GUILTY. 30 DAYS SUSPENDED ON CONDITION NO SIMILIAR OFFENSE AND REMAIN LAW ABIDING FOR THE NEXT 1 YEAR.
AUGUST 17, 2007: Case # CRB 0701474D. SECOND DEGREE MISDEMEANOR RESISTING ARREST. CASE DISMISSED AT THE REQUEST OF THE PROSECUTOR [ 08/28/2007].
SOUTHGATE: City firefighter is suspended
Detroit Free Press, United States
Wayne County news briefs
September 6, 2007
A firefighter who has been charged with attacking his former girlfriend and two other people in Ohio has been suspended without pay, City Administrator Levon King said Wednesday.
Michael Boyd, 38, had previously been on paid administrative leave following the alleged incident Aug. 16.
In addition to the three assault charges, he faces one felony count of aggravated burglary and one count of resisting arrest.
"There's going to be some discussion between our attorney and the union attorney, but basically what we're going to do is wait for the ... case down in Ohio," King said. "When that is resolved, then we'll decide what action, if any, we should take."
Boyd's pretrial hearing is 2 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas.
Southgate: Accused fireman suspended
Sep 6, 2007
A Southgate firefighter accused of assaulting a woman in Ohio has been suspended without pay, city officials confirmed Thursday. Michael Boyd, 38, faces felony burglary and misdemeanor assault charges from an Aug. 19 incident near Port Clinton. He's accused of assaulting a 25-year-old ex-girlfriend and 28-year-old man as they watched television and kicking in a neighbor's door when he tried to intervene. Boyd faces an Oct. 29 hearing in Ohio.
Facing charges, firefighter suspended
By Jackie Harrison-Martin
PUBLISHED: September 5, 2007
SOUTHGATE. A 38-year-old firefighter has been suspended without pay since last week after city officials learned of felony and misdemeanor charges against him.
City administrators took the action against Michael Boyd of Southgate after learning of the firefighter being charged with one felony count of aggravated burglary, three misdemeanor counts of assault and a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest. Mayor Norma Wurmlinger said the information initially came through the Internet.
The mayor said Boyd is suspended without pay, as opposed to with pay, because of the felony charge. A decision on his employment is pending on the resolution of the case against him.
Wurmlinger said the suspension did not take place until officials had the complete police report on the incident.
The charges stem from an encounter Boyd had with an ex-girlfriend, her friend and the woman's father in Port Clinton, Ohio, on Aug. 16.
Wurmlinger said Fire Chief John Wlodkowski, along with the city and labor attorneys, were all in on the decision-making process to suspend the firefighter.
Wlodkowski has not returned calls for comment on the case.Boyd's attorney, Thomas DeBacco, was at a jury trial and initially could not be reached for comment.
He later told The News-Herald Newspapers: "I am honored to defend this young man who commits his young life to saving people and their property. I believe a jury is going to treat him quite favorably."
Boyd is accused of assaulting 25-year-old Melissa McCann, and her high school friend, Josh Large, 28, after driving to visit the woman and seeing the two together watching television.
According to a police report on the incident, McCann had noticeable bruises around both her eyes and upper left arm and Large, her friend and neighbor, also was attacked.
McCann ran to her father's house down the street and Boyd followed her, according to the police report. Police said Boyd kicked in 52-year-old Pat McCann's front door and when McCann tried to come between his daughter and Boyd the firefighter punched him in the lip, causing a bruise and a cut.
Police said Boyd left the house, but was spotted early the next day in a nearby trailer park.
Police officers found Boyd in a shed kissing a woman and said he refused to come out. He told officers they didn't have a warrant, a report said.
According to the police, Boyd was warned several times to come out of the shed and he became combative and attempted to push an officer in the chest when approached.
As they struggled, Boyd began using obscenities and informed police that he is a firefighter, the report says. After several more warnings, police said they sprayed Boyd with pepper spray and handcuffed him.
A pretrial hearing is set for 2 p.m. Oct. 29 before Judge Paul Moon of the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas. A trial date is set for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 8.
SOUTHGATE: Firefighter is on leave after assault charges
Wayne County news briefs
Detroit Free Press
August 29, 2007
A firefighter accused of recently assaulting three people, including an old girlfriend, is out on paid leave pending the results of an internal review, City Administrator Levon King said Tuesday.
Michael Boyd also is charged with one felony count of aggravated burglary and one count of resisting arrest in the incident Aug. 16 in Erie Township, Ohio.Boyd, 38, is scheduled to be in the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas for a pretrial hearing Oct. 29.