Thu. Aug 5th, 2021
Suspect James Carlock

HARPER WOODS, MI – On Wednesday July 14, 2021, James Lewis Carlock, a 34 year old Harper Woods resident, was arraigned in 32-A District Court in front of the Honorable Judge Rebekah R. Coleman. James Carlock was charged as follows:

Count 1-Assault With Intent To Murder
Count 2-Assault With Intent To Do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder
Count 3-Motor Vehicle-Unlawful Driving Away
Count 4-Domestic Violence

Carlock was also given a Habitual Fourth Offense notice due to his prior felony convictions.

Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, James Carlock has an extensive criminal past dating back to 2005. He has previous convictions for the following.

  • 2 Counts of Financial Transaction Device- Stealing/Retaining w/o Consent
  • 2 Counts of Stolen Property – Receiving and Concealing – Motor Vehicle
  • 2 Counts of Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile
  • 3 Counts of Robbery Unarmed
  • Weapons – Felony Firearms
  • Weapons – Carrying Concealed
  • Weapons – Firearms – Possession by Felon
  • 2 Counts of Stolen Property – Receiving and Concealing – Motor Vehicle

James Carlock has a Preliminary Examination date scheduled for July 28, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in 32-A District Court. Bond was set at $150,000.00 cash. If convicted, Carlock faces up to life in prison.

The charges stem from an incident reported to have occurred on Monday July 12th, 2021, at approximately 3:00 a.m., in the 18000 block of Elkhart. It was reported that James Carlock and his girlfriend, who he resides with, were arguing. During the argument, Carlock poured gasoline on the girlfriend then set her on fire. Carlock then stole the girlfriend’s vehicle and fled the area. The woman was rushed to a local hospital where she is being treated for her burn injuries. The victim is expected to recover and is listed in stable condition.

Harper Woods Detectives located Carlock in the City of Detroit driving the stolen vehicle and arrested him with the assistance of the Detroit Police Department.

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Suspect James Carlock

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