Man Who Drove SUV at Anti-Muslim Protesters (and Then Swerved to Avoid Them) Sentenced to Probation

The News-Herald reports:

Mike Mohamad Agemy, who drove his SUV at a group of Christian demonstrators [the “Bible Believers”] in front of the Islamic Center of America on June 17 … enter[ed] a no-contest plea … to two lesser charges of aggravated assault, which each carry a sentence of up to six months in jail. [Judge Mark] Somers sentenced him two years’ probation, an anger-management class of about 12 weeks and $1,150 in fines and court costs….

Agemy, 47, initially was charged with seven counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of reckless driving. The $2,000 bond he previously posted will be applied to his fines and court costs, meaning he’ll get $850 back. He’ll also be credited with three days he spent in jail.

Agemy’s attorney, Christopher Andreoff, and Kal Najar, Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney, worked out the deal ahead of time. The attorney for the “Bible Believers’” leader also agreed to it.

The nine “Bible Believers” were protesting at about noon June 17 when Agemy drove by, saw them, turned around and drove to the mosque. Two police officers who were monitoring the protest wrote in a report that Agemy pulled his Explorer onto the circle drive in front of the mosque and spoke with a man. Agemy later told officers that the man said he wanted the protesters to stop….

According to a Police Department dashboard camera, Agemy drove across grass toward the protesters, swerving to his right about 8 feet in front of them and not hitting anyone….

A photo introduced as evidence Aug. 3 showed a sign that a protester was holding that said the Prophet Muhammad was a “liar” and a “child-molesting pervert.”