Judge releases man charged with transgender hate crimes in Ann Arbor

Five months ago with the support of Fair Michigan Justice Project (FMJP) Washtenaw County Attorney Eli Savit charged James Alan Greggs with a hate crime against a transgender woman in Ann Arbor.

Now Greggs, 59, is being released from Washtenaw County Jail as his criminal case develops. According to an MLive Report, Washtenaw County Jail granted James Alan Greggs a personal guarantee of recognition on Tuesday, November 23rd.

The report went on to state that his attorney, Saundra White, had filed a motion with the court for a loan, which 14A District Court Judge Cedric Simpson approved – a motion that prosecutors did not disagree.

Greggs reportedly knocked out on June 8th and cut the victim with a box cutter, slapped her face, grabbed her breasts and strangled her while humiliating her as transgender, according to FMJP in a Opinion.

On June 15, following an investigation by the Ann Arbor Police Department, Greggs was charged with a crime of assault with a dangerous weapon, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, and ethnic intimidation.

Greggs has been in jail since his arrest in June. A hearing on the probable cause is scheduled for December 16. If convicted of the alleged crimes, he faces up to 15 years in prison.

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