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More Details on Dearborn School Principal Who Allegedly Assaulted Wife

Fady Souedian reportedly kicked in a female acquaintance's door in Westland and then assaulted his wife and stole his cell phone just days after he was released from jail.

Fady Soueidan, 42, faces two felony charges of home invasion, according to Wayne County Court records. (Photo: Dearborn Police Department)
Fady Soueidan, 42, faces two felony charges of home invasion, according to Wayne County Court records. (Photo: Dearborn Police Department)

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.
Max Doppke March 30, 2014 at 10:20 AM
Once again, I've lived in Dearborn for years. My four kids attended Dearborn Public Schools. After 15 years of certified teaching in science and math, I still can't get an interview. However, all sorts of problems seem to make it in without a hitch.
Pam March 30, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Sounds like they are running the schools like City Hall.
jman March 31, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Max you're not the only one and yes it is who you know like any company profit or non-profit I do agree with you on that point. And Pam easy on your bigoted commentary, I mean if its not the Arab problem, its the Black problem, and then if its not the Black problem, its the Catholics and on and on, etc...Remember the good ole slogan "Keep Dearborn Clean"
Pam March 31, 2014 at 01:53 PM
I did not, and never do, make any reference to ethnicity. Why do you? Bullies come in all stripes.

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