West Bloomfield Man Accused of Stabbing Brother Bound Over for Trial

Brian Jayson-Lee Aponte's case was bound over to Oakland County Circuit Court this week.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Brian Jayson-Lee Aponte, the 20-year-old man who barricaded himself at a home in West Bloomfield with a shotgun in October, was bound over as charged this week, awaiting arraignment later this month, according to court records.

Aponte remains at Oakland County Jail on $1 million bond after being charged with assault to do great bodily harm less than murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to records.

District Judge Diane D'Agostini bound the case over on Tuesday after hearing Aponte's not guilty pleas. Aponte will be in front of Oakland County Circuit Judge Wendy Potts on Nov. 21.

Authorities said that Aponte stabbed his brother once in a fight at their home at 7167 Crestmore last month and barricaded himself in the home with a shotgun as police surrounded him outside. 

Aponte's father communicated with him over the phone and he surrendered after less than an hour, according to authorities.

Aponte's brother was transported to a Pontiac McLaren Hospital with a single stab wound to his torso and has since been released, authorities said. 

According to records, Aponte was convicted through a plea agreement to larceny of a firearm and third-degree home invasion last March and sentenced to two years in jail and probation. Aponte later absconded probation, records show.


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