Half of the eight candidates who will appear on the primary ballot for Detroit’s mayoral race are felons. Three were charged with gun crimes, and two for assault with intent to commit murder.
The candidates with prior felony convictions are.
Donna Marie Pitts, 58, who has multiple felony convictions, according to court records. The convictions include two counts of assault with intent to murder and two firearm offenses in connection with two separate shooting incidents. Pitts was later convicted of illegal possession of a firearm found during a traffic stop in 2002.
Danetta L. Simpson, who was convicted for assault with intent to murder.
Articia Bomer, 45, a document specialist, was charged in 2008 with carrying a concealed weapon.
Curtis Christopher Greene, 32, was charged with fourth-degree fleeing and eluding police during an attempted traffic stop as well as delivering and manufacturing marijuana. He violated his probation when he was arrested and charged with uttering and publishing a fraudulent check in Gratiot County, a felony.