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Video shows parking lot brawl involving machetes, baseball bats in Bruce Township

5 men arrested in fight
bruce township brawl
Posted at 5:40 AM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 07:38:37-04

BRUCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — Five men have been arrested after a fight involving baseball bats and machetes broke out in a parking lot in Bruce Township on Sunday.

On Oct. 4 around 6:30 p.m., multiple Macomb County Sheriff units, Romeo police and MSP responded to Bruce Township for a large fight. The incident occurred in a parking lot on Van Dyke Ave. just south of 35 Mile Road.

Police say the incident, which stemmed from an earlier incident in Imlay City, began when family members were making a meeting to exchange property.

Two men, Kejbo and Asak, that were half of the exchange arrived to the lot in a Dodge Ram pick-up truck and stated they were confronted by another pair of men, Slaiwa and Patris, in an F-150 pick-up truck.

Slaiwa and Patris exited their truck with Slaiwa yielding a machete and Patris a baseball bat, according to deputies. Both sets of men then began to physically assault each other.

A GMC Yukon, the second half of the exchange entered the parking lot to find the physical altercation. The GMC Yukon carried four people, Qarchw the driver, a 48-year-old female passenger and two additional adult passengers in the rear seat.

The Yukon drove into the F-150 belonging to Slaiwa and Patris nearly striking Slaiwa, according to deputies. Slaiwa and Patris then began to strike the Yukon windows injuring the front seat passenger in the process.

Police arrived and broke up the altercation finding all three vehicles damages, multiple weapons and people injured. Several people were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

According to deputies, the earlier incident involved one of the men in the Dodge Ram and a male family member of the men in the F-150. Both sets of men are known to the people in the Yukon.

The driver of the F-150, Sayel Slaiwa, a 35-year-old man out of Sterling Heights, was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital. He is now held at the Macomb County Jail and charged with two felonies:

  • Count 1: Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm less than Murder or by Strangulation
  • Count 2: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)

The passenger of the F-150, Latif Patris, a 68-year-old man out of Sterling Heights, is being held at the Macomb County Jail. He is charged with three felonies:

  • Count 1: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)
  • Count 2: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)
  • Count 3: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)

The driver of the Dodge Ram, Toma Kejbo, a 30-year-old man out of Sterling Heights, remains in the hospital for treatment. He is being charged with one felony:

  • Count 1: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)

The passenger of the Dodge Ram, Yosef Asak, a 20-year-old man out of Macomb, is being held at the Macomb County Jail. He is charged with two felonies:

  • Count 1: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)
  • Count 2: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)

The driver of the Yukon, Roodi Qarchw, 21-year-old man out of Sterling Heights, is being held at the Macomb County Jail. He is charged with one felony:

  • Count 1: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)

The front seat passenger of the Yukon, a 48-year-old female was treated for her injuries and released.

Deputies say Slaiwa, Patris, Asak, Kejbo and Qarchw have been arraigned in the 42-1 Romeo District Court on Oct. 5.

Slaiwa received a $75,000 bond (10%). Patris was given a $25,000 bond (10%). Kejbo has been arraigned and received a $5,000 bond (10%). Asak has been arraigned and received a $5,000 bond (10%). Qarchw has been arraigned and received a $5,000 bond (10%).

All of the men are scheduled to return to court on Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. for a probable cause conference.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this incident. Anyone with additional information or video is asked to contact detectives at 586-307-9363.