Saginaw Man Charged with Assaulting a Woman in Farmington

A Saginaw man who was identified through a DNA evidence has been arrested for assaulting a Farmington woman outside her apartment last September.

Bub Fish, 32, a registered sex offender has been arraigned on one count of assault and battery, a 93-misdemeanor. Fish entered a not guilty plea before 47th District Court Judge James Brady on May 8. He was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond with various conditions.

After the arraignment, Farmington investigators determined that Fish had abused one of his bond conditions. Fish was re-arrested on May 9 and again arraigned before Brady, who ordered him to be remanded to the Oakland County Jail without bond until his next court appearance on May 21.

The incident occurred on September 23, 2017, at about 8:30 p.m. The victim, 32, told the police that a man came to her as she was walking to her residence at the Jamestown apartment complex on Grand River east of Halsted. The suspect was reported to have requested for a cigarette from the woman, he then seized her hand and attempted to cover her mouth.

The victim could not fight off the suspect who then fled the area on foot towards Grand River.  The victim had minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.  

Farmington Public Safety investigators gathered evidence from the scene, including DNA evidence, which was submitted to the Michigan State Police Crime Lab for analysis.  Forensic testing of the DNA positively connected Fish to the crime.

“In response to this incident, we made a promise to the victim and to the community that we (the public safety department) would deploy the full resources of the department and enlist assistance from our neighboring law enforcement partners to identify and arrest this suspect,” said Farmington Public Safety Director Frank Demers. “I’m proud to say that we lived up to that promise.” (www.hometownlife.com)

The investigators allotted to this case did a great job collecting DNA evidence directly connecting the defendant to this crime, Demers added.

“It is my hope that the victim will feel some sense of closure now that an arrest has been made in this case,” he said. (www.hometownlife.com)

Fish is a Michigan registered sex offender following a 2004 guilty plea on two counts of fourth-degree crime in Saginaw County.

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