Pair arraigned on weapons charges




GENESEE COUNTY — Two people were arraigned at 67th District Court in Flint on July 27 on several weapons charges.

Michael Hoy, 32, was charged with the felony of manufacturing machine guns, the felony of possession of machine guns, the felony of possession of a device that is designed or intended to be used to convert a semiautomatic firearm into a fully automatic firearm, and the misdemeanor possession of body armor without permission.

Joy Hoy, 31, was charged with the felony of possession of machine guns, the felony of possession of a device that is designed or intended to be used to convert a semiautomatic firearm into a fully automatic firearm, and the misdemeanor possession of body armor without permission.

For Michael Hoy, bond was set at $10,000 for manufacturing machine guns, $5,000 for both possession of machine guns and possession of the conversion device and $1,000 at 10 percent for possession of body armor without permission.

For Joy Hoy, bond was set at $10,000 for possession of machine guns, $5,000 for possession of conversion device and $1,000 at 10 percent for possession of body armor without permission.

Bond was set by Judge Christopher Odette. Both defendants are due in court on August 3 for pretrial hearings and again on August 8 for preliminary exams.

According to court records, the crime allegedly took place in Swartz Creek.

Both the manufacture of machine guns and the possession of machine guns carry a penalty of five years or $2,500, while the possession of the conversion device carries a penalty of four years and/or $2,000. The misdemeanor charge of possession of body armor without permission carries a penalty of 93 days and/or $100.


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