SAGINAW, MI — Earlier this spring, a Saginaw man showed up at an area hospital with a gunshot wound to his face.
Now, a 28-year-old Saginaw man is facing six felonies, including a life offense, for having allegedly perpetrated the shooting.
The 36-year-old victim showed up about 6:30 a.m. on April 16 at the Saginaw-area hospital. Due to the severity of his wound, he was airlifted to Hurley Medical Center in Flint where he was initially listed in critical condition.
Police later determined the man was shot in an apartment on North Hamilton Street. Their investigation led them to develop Roy V. Adkins III as a suspect and authorities issued a warrant for him on June 1.
Police arrested Adkins on Friday, June 4. Adkins on Monday, June 7, appeared in Saginaw County District Court for arraignment on single counts of assault with intent to murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, plus three counts of felony firearm.
The first charge is punishable by up to life imprisonment, while a felony firearm conviction comes with a mandatory minimum two-year sentence to be served consecutively with any related stint.
Prosecutors said Adkins’ relationship with the victim is unclear, but the shooting was not random. Adkins and the victim were the only two people in the apartment when the shooting occurred, they added.
Adkins’ arraigning judge set his bond at $50,000 cash-surety. If he posts bond, he is to have no contact with the victim.
Saginaw attorney James F. Gust is representing Adkins. Adkins is to appear for a hearing at 11:20 a.m. on June 15.
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