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The Morning Heat: Tuesday’s Trending Topics

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Body found in flooded basement in west Detroit

A body has been found in the flooded basement of a home on Ohio Street on Detroit’s west side. The Detroit Police Underwater Recovery Team has gone to the home to get the body after they received an anonymous tip call Monday afternoon.

It was found in 3 feet of water in the basement.

Jayru Campbell to be sentenced Tuesday

Former Cass Tech football standout Jayru Campbell is headed back to court Tuesday. Campbell will be sentenced for his probation violation. Last week, Campbell pleaded guilty to the probation violation stemming from an incident where he body slammed a school security guard.

He is still facing a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend at Cass Tech.

Lawyer: Royal Oak judge will quit if he wins Tuesday

The Royal Oak city attorney has told officials that a local judge plans to resign if he wins re-election. District Judge Terrance Brennan has been off the bench since Oct. 8. In emails, Royal Oak attorney David Gillam has disclosed that the judge is accused of an inappropriate relationship with a female employee. Gillam has told city officials that Brennan, a judge since 1991, plans to avoid disciplinary action by quitting in January if he wins Tuesday. He’s unopposed on the ballot, although city commissioner David Poulton is running as a write-in candidate.

Brennan hasn’t commented on the controversy. Gillam says the Michigan Supreme Court is aware of the issue. Court spokesman John Nevin declined to comment.

Warren Mott High School student pulled from pool

A 16-year-old Warren boy is in stable condition after nearly drowning in his school’s swimming pool. A frantic scene inside and outside Warren Mott High School as emergency crews worked to revive a student pulled from the school’s swimming pool Monday morning.

His classmates were the first to notice. It happened just after 11 a.m. during the sophomore’s swim class. Friends say they saw him sink to the bottom of the pool and quickly told a teacher, who began first aid.

Crews from the Warren Fire Department’s Station Six, right across the street, were there and helping in less than two minutes. The student was taken to nearby St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital on 12 Mile.

He has since been transferred to Detroit Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where doctors are continuing to monitor him. It is believed he may have had some kind of medical emergency which caused him to go under the water. The family sent their son to school this morning with every expectation that he would return,” McAdams said. “And we want to be part of him returning home at some point in the same condition he left.”

Man arrested in Star Wars costume for Internet sex crime

A Canton man was wearing a Star Wars costume when police arrested him for trying to arrange sex with a 14-year-old boy. Police say 60-year old Daniel Fritz was using social media to prey on children, little boys in particular. Fritz was dressed as Boba Fett when investigators arrested him for an internet sex crime Oct. 29.

Undercover detectives with Macomb County’s computer crimes task force got wind of Fritz and started up an online conversation with him, posing as a 14-year-old. The man is being held on a $50,000 bond. He is charged in 39th District Court with two counts of child sexually abusive activity and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

They say the suspect sent them a picture of himself wearing the Boba Fett mask, then set up the face to face meeting with the intention of having sex. Police nabbed the suspect in his Boba Fett mask and took him straight to jail. Fritz, who is divorced with grown children of his own, now faces two 20-year felonies among other charges.

He is expected in court next week. Since social media is so far reaching at this point, investigators really have no idea how many victims the suspect had contact with. If he looks familiar to you in anyway, you are asked to give the Macomb County Sheriff’s office a call at (586) 469-5151.

Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit

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