2017-01-19 / Courts

Northport man faces felony charges and bond violation

BURRELL BURRELL A 21-year-old Northport man is facing felony weapons charges after a domestic violence incident that took place Dec. 22 at a Leelanau Township residence.

Daniel E. Burrell, who gives his address as 11311 Omena Road, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in 86th District Court to two charges of receiving and concealing stolen firearms and one charge of domestic violence, second offense.

The weapons charges are 10-year felonies; the domestic violence charge is a misdemeanor.

Burrell is currently being held in the Leelanau County Jail on a $50,000, 10 percent bond.

Burrell was arrested for domestic violence after Leelanau Township Dep. Steve Bailey was called to the Omena home and interviewed the alleged victim. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for a bond violation, according to a court report.

During the investigation Bailey became aware of some stolen handguns that were allegedly in Burrell’s bedroom, the report said. The guns had apparently been taken from Burrell’s grandfather in North Carolina and had been reported as stolen, the report said.

After obtaining a search warrant, Bailey recovered a 22 Colt Woodsman and a 44 Mag Ruger Red Hawk, the report said.

Burrell also on Tuesday waived his preliminary examination on several other charges and was bound over to 13th Circuit Court, where he pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

Those charges are drunken driving, second offense; driving on a suspended license; and two counts of possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance. Charges are in connection with an April incident in which he was pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy after allegedly driving erratically on Center Highway.

Burell was also in 86th District Court last week for failing to pay fines and costs on convictions of driving on a suspended license from 2013 and attempted assault, resisting and obstructing a police officer and minor in possession of alcohol from 2014.

He is also being held on a $10,000, 10 percent bond after failing to appear for several random drug screens in connection with that case dating back to May.

Burrell is requesting a court-appointed attorney on the latest charges. His probable cause conference is set for Jan 31 and a preliminary examination is set for Feb. 7 on those charges.

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