A Dearborn school administrator who was arrested on felony home invasion charges kicked in the door of the home of a female acquaintance and stole her cell phone a week before he assaulted his wife, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office alleges.
Fady Soueidan, 42, an assistant principal at Dearborn Public Schools’ McCollough-Unis School, an elementary and middle school, remains in the Wayne County Jail on $100,000 bond. He is on administrative leave, a school district spokesman said, but declined to say if it is paid or unpaid leave.
Soueidan was arraigned March 17 on the felony home invasion charge and interfering with a crime report stemming from the incident in which he kicked in the woman’s door in Westland, then was arraigned on another felony charge just days after he posted $10,000 bond and was released from jail, the Detroit News reports.
At the time, the judge ordered him not to have contact with the victim.
Soueidan’s wife filed for and obtained a personal protection order against her husband prohibiting him from visiting their home on Hampshire Court in Dearborn. Authorities also warned him against threatening, stalking or attacking his wife.
On March 22, police were called to the home after Soueidan allegedly violated the restraining order, assaulted his wife and stole her cell phone.
He was re-arrested and arraigned Tuesday in 19th District Court. on the charges of felony home invasion, punishable by up to 20 years in prison; aggravated stalking, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison; larceny in a building, a felony punishable by up to four years in prison; and misdemeanor domestic violence, punishable by up to 93 days in jail.
After Soueidan’s second arrest, bond was set at $100,000. If he is released, he must wear an electronic monitoring device.
A restraining order continues prohibiting him from contacting his wife and family, and he was required to turn in his keys to the school district, the Detroit Free Press reports.He will appear in 19th District Court before Judge Sam A. Salamey on April 4 for his preliminary exam.