Man charged after hostage incident

DEARBORN — Anthony Sharay, 19, was charged for holding a teen hostage with a pair of scissors to his neck on Nov. 18.

He was arraigned in 19th District Court before Judge William Hultgren Nov. 20 on first degree home invasion, assault with the intent to murder, great bodily harm, felonious assault, unlawful imprisonment and assault with a dangerous weapon charges.

Sharay was given a $500,000 cash or surety bond and will be required to wear a GPS tether if he posts bond as well as relinquish passport or travel documents. He is also forbidden to make third party contact or contact with any person involved in the case.

A probable hearing cause is set for Dec. 4 and a preliminary examination of the evidence against him is scheduled for Dec. 11, both at 9 a.m. in 19th District Court.

Sharay was arrested after reportedly entering a house in the 5000 block of Williamson and holding a 15-year-old boy hostage using a pair of scissors.

The boy’s parents had just left on a trip to the store and the boy’s older sister was sleeping when she woke up to the noise about 1:30 p.m., police said. She found Sharay in the basement, holding a pair of scissors to her brother’s neck.

She attempted to stop Sharay before leaving the house to locate her parents outside and call police.

When police arrived, they noticed blood on the Sharay’s hands, and were uncertain as to who was injured initially. Officers were able to talk Sharay into releasing the victim.

Police continued to negotiate with Sharay and convinced him into surrendering peacefully.

Police took Sharay into custody and to a local hospital to treat a self-inflicted laceration that caused the blood on his hands.

The boy and his three siblings inside the house were uninjured.

“The officers responded quickly and utilized their training to de-escalate a life threatening situation,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said. “The fact that this came to a peaceful resolution is a testimony to their professionalism and their commitment to protecting the public.”