Father faces accessory charges
By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
Preaija Pope, 22, of Melvindale was charged Jan. 28 with first degree murder in the Oct. 21 death of her boyfriend, Timmy Robinson, 20, with whom she shared an apartment.
She also faces felony firearm charges, and her father, Perry Pope of Taylor, faces accessory charges, for allegedly tampering with evidence at the crime scene.
The charges were brought by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.
When police were dispatched to Gale Gardens Apartments, in the 430 block of Gale Boulevard, Oct. 21, Robinson’s body was found on the pavement with a bleeding head wound, according to published reports.
Dearborn medics took Robinson to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the head, published reports said.
Both Popes were taken into custody Feb. 5 and arraigned in Allen Park’s 24th District Court. Preaija Pope was remanded to jail, with a Feb. 16 probable cause conference set, and a Feb. 22 preliminary examination of the evidence against her.
Perry Pope, was released on bond with a GPS tether, with a March 1 probable cause conference and a March 8 preliminary examination, according to published reports.
Repeated calls and emails to Melvindale Police Chief John Allen and the Melvindale police detective bureau went unanswered as of press time.