Suspect in Farmington Hills murder has criminal past

Published On: Dec 31 2013 04:56:30 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 31 2013 05:23:06 PM EST

The Detroit man accused of killing a Farmington hills party store owner over the weekend has been in and out of jail since the late 80's.

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -

The Detroit man accused of killing a Farmington hills party store owner over the weekend has been in and out of jail since the late 80's.Le 43-year old Leroy Nettles faces six criminal counts for the murder of Duraid Lossia.

Nettles was arraigned Tuesday on the following charges:

Count 1:  Homicide – Felony Murder, a felony punishable by life without parole

Count 2:  Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, a felony punishable by 2 years      

Count 3:  Robbery Armed, punishable by life or any term of years

Count 4:  Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, a felony punishable by 2 years

Count 5:  Weapon- Firearms- Possession by a felon, a felony punishable by 5 years

Count 6:  Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, punishable by 2 years      

Nettles is being held in the Oakland County jail without bond. A preliminary exam has been scheduled for January 3 at 8:30 a.m.

Nettles has served time for drug dealing and armed robbery in the past . He was released from prison just over two years ago for robbing someone while using a deadly weapon.

Police will only say that a very small amount of money was taken during the robbery. Nettles is not believed to have been a regular customer.

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