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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

[MI] Convicted Detroit Police Officer Elhage: “I paid a high price for loving Shelley” - Cop-on-Prosecutor Stalking

...A Wayne County jury today convicted a Detroit police officer of stalking her ex-girlfriend... [Detroit Police Officer Wedad] Elhage was accused of harassing and stalking assistant prosecutor Shelley Drain, who she testified she had been in a relationship with for more than eight years... Elhage conceded being in her vehicle in a parking lot near Drain’s home, but denied performing surveillance. “I paid a high price for loving Shelley”... Drain said the harassment included hundreds of text messages, phone calls and emails and broken glass and nails left in the driveway of her Plymouth Township home. She said Elhage would also drive by Drain’s boyfriend’s home... Drain told the court that Elhage had told her in the past that she wouldn’t stop contacting her and that she felt intimidated and feared Elhage. She said Elhage had sent her a message saying that her family and friends would not be able to save her and that she would soon die in hell...

EXCERPTS FROM NEWS IN FEBRUARY AND YESTERDAY:

LONGTIME DETROIT POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF STALKING
Detroit Free Press
By Gina Damron
February 24, 2011
[Excerpts] An assistant Wayne County prosecutor whose ex-girlfriend - a Detroit police officer - is accused of stalking her is expected to testify in Wayne County Circuit Court today. Wedad Elhage, who has served more than 20 years in the Detroit Police Department, is accused of following Shelley Drain to work, watching her at her house and harassing Drain's boyfriend. Elhage is charged with aggravated stalking, a felony that carries up to five years in prison... a special prosecutor was appointed by the state Attorney General's Office. Keith Strange, Drain's boyfriend, testified Wednesday that he has received numerous phone calls and sexually explicit text messages from Elhage, including some about his teenage daughters... Last year, Elhage pleaded guilty to misusing the Law Enforcement Information Network in a stalking case involving Drain. Elhage's attorney, Charles Busse, said stalking charges were dropped in that case as part of a plea agreement. At that point, he said, Elhage, who had lived with Drain for seven years, was placed on probation. He said she violated terms of that probation by contacting Drain and was then placed on a tether. Elhage eventually had the tether removed, and was again accused of having contact with Drain, which led to the current aggravated stalking charge. Elhage was spotted during police surveillance on multiple occasions driving past Drain's home in Plymouth Township or watching it from a distance, several officers testified Wednesday... [Full article here]

WAYNE COUNTY PROSECUTOR SAYS SHE FEARED EX-GIRLFRIEND
Detroit Free Press
By Gina Damron
Feb. 24, 2011
[Excerpts] A Wayne County assistant prosecutor testified today that she feared her former live-in girlfriend after the two broke up, despite the two first agreeing to remain friends... “We did decide to still be friends but the romantic relationship ended,” Drain testified today in Wayne County Circuit Court. Soon after, she said, Elhage began stalking and harassing her and her new boyfriend... Drain said the harassment included hundreds of text messages, phone calls and emails and broken glass and nails left in the driveway of her Plymouth Township home. She said Elhage would also drive by Drain’s boyfriend’s home in Commerce Township. Drain said one incident of stalking occurred at a gas station near her home. She said she went inside to buy snacks, picked up an item, read the label, and just as she put it back on the shelf, she turned around to see Elhage standing behind her. Drain told the court today that Elhage had told her in the past that she wouldn’t stop contacting her and that she felt intimidated and feared Elhage. She said Elhage had sent her a message saying that her family and friends would not be able to save her and that she would soon die in hell. Drain’s father, Gershwin Drain, is a Wayne County Circuit judge... [Full article here]

DETROIT COP CONVICTED OF STALKING HER EX-GIRLFRIEND, AN ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR
Detroit Free Press
By Joe Swickard And Gina Damron
Mar. 1, 2011
[Excerpts] A Wayne County jury today convicted a Detroit police officer of stalking her ex-girlfriend, a Wayne County prosecutor. Wedad Elhage, 46, who served more than 20 years in the department, was convicted of aggravated stalking before Judge Daniel Hathaway. As the verdict was announced, Wedad Elhage, 46, mouthed "It's alright" to her friends in the court gallery. She was ordered held in jail pending a March 15 sentencing before Hathaway. The charge carries up to five years upon conviction... In testimony Monday, Elhage conceded being in her vehicle in a parking lot near Drain’s home, but denied performing surveillance. “I paid a high price for loving Shelley,” Elhage testified Monday. Last year, Elhage pleaded guilty to misusing the Law Enforcement Information Network to get information on Drain’s boyfriend, who Drain began dating after she and Elhage separated... [Full article here]
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2 comments:

  1. This case is a perfect example of the abuse of power being carried out in the WCP's office and the juducial system on the whole. The case should have been hadned over to another prosecuting agency. They won't obey the order because to do so because they "know" they "may" not get the result they are seeking where they may have no "special" friends. Shelly Drain represents an apple that hasn't fallen far from the tree. When will this madness stop????

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  2. Your full of crap. Wadel is crazy. I believe ms drain story

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