Felony charges faced in cop assault

By ANDREA POTEET
Sunday Times Newspapers

ALLEN PARK – A 25-year-old resident faces multiple felony charges after allegedly punching, kicking and threatening police officers and damaging a squad car Monday.

Daniel Robert Felice was arraigned Jan. 7 on charges of assaulting, resisting, or obstructing police causing injury, a four-year felony; assaulting resisting, or obstructing police, a two-year felony; malicious destruction of police property, a four-year felony; malicious destruction of personal property, domestic violence and as a habitual offender, fourth offense.

He was held on a $30,000 bond and faces a preliminary examination of the evidence against him scheduled for Jan. 14 in 24th District Court.

Officers responded to the 14000 block of Hanfor Avenue about 5 a.m. that day after Felice’s mother called to report he was “tearing up” her house, where he lived.

She said her son pushed her and hit her vehicle’s taillight until it broke.

While interviewing Felice, officers said he began getting “worked up” and was placed under arrest for domestic violence. He resisted, spun around and grabbed a second officer, taking him to the ground.

Two officers attempted to pull Felice off the first officer, and Felice allegedly punched one officer in the face. He was taken to the ground handcuffed and put into a patrol car, continuing to kick at officers.

Once inside the patrol car, Felice allegedly began slamming his head into the vehicle’s interior metal divider before moving onto his back, kicking the car’s driver-side rear window, which was knocked out of its track.

While en route to the police station, he allegedly told an officer, “I’m gonna kill you,” and, “I’ll be out in two days, then we’ll see.”

Felice allegedly continued to threaten officers during booking. He suffered lacerations to his face from repeatedly banging his head into the divider.

Tags: