Ferndale police arrest man for allegedly brandishing gun at vehicle

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published February 26, 2021

 Terrell Tomer

Terrell Tomer


FERNDALE — A 21-year-old Utica man was arrested in Ferndale after he was accused of pointing a gun at a vehicle in which his ex-girlfriend was a passenger.

Terrell Tomer was arrested at 2:45 a.m. Feb. 8 near Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue after allegedly chasing a vehicle in an attempt to get it to pull over and, at one moment, pointing a firearm in its direction.

According to the Ferndale Police Department, an officer patrolling the area of Woodward and Nine Mile Road observed two speeding vehicles driving southbound on Woodward. At the same time, authorities were informed that a caller was on the line reporting that someone had pointed a gun at her car and she was fleeing from him.

Police were able to pull over the vehicles and took Tomer into custody without incident.

Through their investigation, Sgt. Janessa Danielson said, Ferndale police learned that Tomer and his ex-girlfriend, one of three women in the other vehicle, were in an on-and-off relationship and had broken up the week prior. Danielson stated that Tomer told police he was trying to get some of his property back from the ex-girlfriend.

“He does deny ever pointing a gun at that vehicle,” Danielson said.

In their conversation with the ex-girlfriend, a 23-year-old Bloomfield Hills woman, Danielson said police learned that she was a passenger in the vehicle when the incident began and that Tomer’s vehicle had started following them on the road.

“The driver of the vehicle was not her, and the driver of the vehicle stated she didn’t know who the man was and that he tried to make her stop several times,” Danielson said.

Police stated, according to the accusations, that these attempts included Tomer pulling his vehicle in front of the women and slamming on the brakes in an attempt to get them to stop.

“He denies doing that,” Danielson said.

Once Tomer was arrested, police were reportedly able to recover a Glock 19, a 9 mm firearm, from his vehicle.

Tomer was charged by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office with felonious assault, brandishing a firearm and driving with a suspended license. He was arraigned in the 43rd District Court the same day he was arrested, and his next court date is an exam scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 1 before Judge Joseph Longo.

Tomer’s attorney, Michael Dean, could not be reached for comment at press time.