Trial dates set for the four men charged in Steve Utash beating

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The trial dates have been set for the four men charged in the vicious beating of Steve Utash, the driver who accidentally hit a 10-year-old boy on Detroit's east side.

Bruce Wimbush Jr., Latrez Cummings, James Davis and Wonzey Saffold waived their arraignment Monday on assault with intent to murder charges.

A not guilty plea was entered for all four suspects. The judge also split up the trial dates based on statements they gave to police.

Both Saffold and Cummings have their trial set for August 18, and Davis and Wimbush Jr. will be tried on August 25. The trials are expected to take around four days.

Both Wimbush Jr. and Davis had bond set at $100,000, and Cummings' bond was set at $25,000 with a tether. 

During the court hearing, the judge warned the people in court watching the trial, that if there were any disruptions or gestures, they would be held in contempt of court.

Last week during their preliminary exam, there were a lot of disruptions from the crowd and the judge had to address them a few times.

A 16-year-old boy faces a trial on June 23 in juvenile court on both ethnic intimidation and assault charges.

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