On Thursday, a man considered a person of interest in the Danielle Stislicki disappearance had his bond reduced by a judge in an unrelated jogger attack. Floyd Galloway Jr. has not been charged in Danielle’s case but faces several charges in the Hines Park assault.
Galloway has been charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, and assault with the intent to commit murder in the jogger case, according to the Detroit Free Press. The attack allegedly took place in September 2016, two months before Danielle vanished.
He was being held on a cash-only bond amounting to $750,000 while awaiting trial; however, Judge Mark Slavens reduced Galloway’s bond to a cash surety of $350,000 and “no 10 percent,” according to CBS Detroit.
If Galloway is able to post the new bond, he will be released but is required to be monitored via GPS while under house arrest at his parents’ residence.
According to Click on Detroit, Judge Slavens said that Danielle’s case played no part in his decision to reduce Galloway’s bond. Nevertheless, the judge noted he does consider Galloway to be a danger to the community at large because of the accusations made by the victim in the jogger assault case.
Slavens said in part, “I believe that with the allegations that the people have put forth, the strangulation, repeated strangulation… I think it says to the court that he is a danger to the community…,” according to CBS Detroit.
Initially, Galloway’s attorney, John Dakmark, had asked that his client’s bond be reduced to $50,000 with the condition he is electronically monitored and be confined to house arrest, Detroit News reports.
Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Danielle Bennetts argued against the bond reduction because of the DNA evidence in the case and the accusation he choked the jogger three times, according to Detroit News.
Recently, the syndicated show Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen brought to light some key information regarding Danielle’s case and her disappearance.
The show revealed that witnesses reported seeing Danielle with Galloway together the night she vanished. He worked as a security guard at the building where she was employed, according to CWD. Livonia Police Chief Curtis Caid confirmed this to CWD, saying that Galloway was “the last person to be seen with Danielle….” He added that after comparing DNA from Danielle’s case and that of the female jogger, “There was a match between the two cases… That was the right guy.”
Galloway’s house has been searched several times with a mattress and some floorboards removed from the home.
Danielle, 28 at the time, went missing in the late afternoon of Friday, December 2, 2016, after leaving her job at MetLife at around 5 p.m. She had plans later in the evening to meet a lifelong female friend for dinner after first stopping at her apartment on the way home from work.
When Danielle failed to show up for the planned dinner, her friend became extremely worried. When she was unable to make contact with Danielle by Saturday and Danielle failed to show up for work, the friend became alarmed. She then headed to the Independence Green apartment complex where Danielle lives, and when the friend arrived, she found Danielle’s Jeep Renegade parked near her apartment.
Local law enforcement later announced that inside Danielle’s locked Jeep was her purse, her identification, and her credit cards. Danielle’s keys and cell phone were nowhere to be found; thus, authorities announced her key ring contains a unique key charm consisting of a yellow figure with a green body and yellow legs. Danielle’s cell phone is a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime in a rose gold case.
Danielle is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 123 pounds. She has brown wavy medium-length hair and was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, a blue Eddie Bauer jacket, and burgundy boots when she vanished.
Police want to speak to anyone who may have spotted Danielle or her Jeep between 5 p.m. on Friday, December 2, and 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, when her vehicle was found. Danielle’s vehicle is a black 2015 Jeep Renegade with Michigan License Plate DGH 8957.
The website www.finddani.org is another place where those who want to support the search for Danielle can find a bevy of information about her case. In addition, the “How Can I Help?” section of the website features social media links to the Twitter page @find_dani and details about tagging tweets and retweets. Also, a link exists to the finddaniellestislicki Instagram page where memories of the young woman are being shared.
At press time, a GoFundMe campaign offering a reward for information that will lead to Danielle had jumped to $34,715, surpassing its original goal of $25,000 by several thousand dollars. Danielle’s employer, MetLife, is offering a $50,000 reward, and the Independence Green apartment complex where Danielle lives is offering another $50,000, making the current reward $134,715.
Anyone who has information regarding Danielle Stislicki is urged to call the Farmington Hills Police Command Desk at 248-871-2610 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or 1-800-773-2587. Those who call with any information about the missing woman can remain anonymous if they so desire.
[Featured Image by Find Danielle Stislicki/Facebook]