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Deerfield manslaughter defendant faces preliminary exam

Posted on March 15th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Deerfield manslaughter defendant faces preliminary exam

By Melissa Burnor

Very little new information was revealed March 9 at Jacky Bell’s preliminary examination. The 44-year old Clayton man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Nathan Vance on  Sept. 22, 2015.
Vance died as a result of an alleged fist fight outside of the Deer Run Apartments on East River Street in the village of Deerfield.
“There will be another time to argue the facts of this case,” public defender Rodney Leon said.
The defense does not deny that Bell took part in a fight between the defendant and Vance. They claim that Bell acted in self-defense in an altercation where Vance was the instigator.
Bell’s attorney also asked for  a bond of $5,000 or lower or even a personal recognizance bond.
His original bond of $50,000 had been reduced to $30,000 at his arraignment by Judge Jonathan Poer.
Schaedler said she … Read More »


Manslaughter charge authorized in Deerfield death

Posted on February 23rd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Manslaughter charge authorized in Deerfield death

An individual has turned himself in to authorities after a felony charge of manslaughter was authorized by the Lenawee County Prosecutor Friday in the death of Nathan Vance, 33, in Deerfield last September.

According to Michigan State Police F/Lt. Tony Cuevas, Jacky Bell, 44, Clayton, turned himself in Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, and was lodged at the Lenawee County Jail. He was then arraigned via video technology from the jail on Wednesday.

Police and medical crews responded to the Deer Run Apartments  on East River Street on Sept. 22 to an assault. Vance later died after being flown to ProMedica Toledo Hospital from injuries sustained in a fight  where he allegedly received several punches to his head and body, according to police.

At the time of the incident police said the pair had been fighting over a woman who lived in Deerfield … Read More »


Man dies after altercation in Deerfield

Posted on September 25th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Man dies after altercation in Deerfield

UPDATED STORY
DEERFIELD – Michigan State Police have identified 33-year old Nathan Vance of Adrian as the person who died after he and another man got into a fight at the Deer Run Apartment Complex in East River Street in the village of Deerfield Tuesday afternoon.
According to a press release issued Friday afternoon from F/Lt. Tony Cuevas of the Michigan state Police the incident that occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m. Tuesday began as a verbal disagreement due to the relationship both man had with a female subject who lives in the apartments. The verbal disagreement reportedly led to a physical altercation in the complex parking lot.
The press release said Vance allegedly received several punches to the head and body which resulted in him losing consciousness. The other combatant, a 44-year-old man from Toledo, … Read More »



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