Allison Weaver, with her attorney, Vincenzo Manzella, and Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Anthony Marek appear before Judge Nancy Carniak in 52-3 Court Sept. 30.

Allison Weaver, with her attorney, Vincenzo Manzella, and Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Anthony Marek appear before Judge Nancy Carniak in 52-3 Court Sept. 30.

Photo by Mary Beth Almond

Woman accused of attacking friend posts $75K bond

Probable cause conference postponed until Oct. 14

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published October 8, 2019


ROCHESTER HILLS — A Rochester Hills woman accused of attacking a friend who refused her sexual advances has posted her $75,000 bond, but she has been placed on house arrest and is being monitored via a GPS tether.

Allison Thompson Weaver, 48, was arraigned Sept. 20 in 52-3 District Court on one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, a 15-year felony; one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, a 10-year felony; and one count of  assault with intent to maim, a 10-year felony. Judge Nancy Carniak set bond at $75,000, ordered Weaver to undergo a mental health evaluation, and also required a GPS tether if Weaver was able to post bond.

Weaver, who posted bond, appeared in court Sept. 30 for a probable cause conference.

Her attorney, Vincenzo Manzella, requested an adjournment, which Carniak scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Oct. 14.

“I was just handed eight discs of discovery, and I need to review these,” Manzella said in court.

Manzella noted that Weaver had attended a mental health evaluation through pretrial services Sept. 26, but he said the report had not been provided as of Sept. 30.

Because Weaver was out on bond and the court did not yet have her mental health report, Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Anthony Marek expressed concern for the safety of the public.

“No. 1, we don’t have a full report from that professional, and No. 2, this is a very bizarre event, to say the least, that apparently came out of nowhere. As you already heard from Detective Schroeder, the victim had very, very serious and also very strange injuries, and I can tell you, judge, the photographs are beyond anything I’ve ever seen before. As I said, it seems like it came out of nowhere, so I think the next question we should be asking is, who is to say that this isn’t going to happen again?” Marek said.

Marek requested that Weaver’s bond be raised to $200,000 — the original recommendation of Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Detective David Schroeder.

Although Carniak decided to leave the dollar amount of the bond the same, she ordered that an alcohol tether be added to Weaver’s GPS global tether for 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week testing. Weaver was also placed under house arrest, told only to leave her home for drug testing, and was ordered not to live with anyone, including a family member who had been living with her.

“The circumstances are so bizarre, and until we know exactly what transpired and why things transpired the way they did, if you want to stay out on bond, you cannot live with anyone,” Carniak said. “Once we get that mental health evaluation, we can review the terms and condition again, and bond can either increase, decrease or stay the same.”

The incident, according to deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office’s Rochester Hills substation, took place at the Lake Village Apartment complex, in the 2300 block of Norfolk Drive, at 1:30 a.m. Sept. 17.

A resident called police and said he could hear two women fighting and that one person was moaning and calling for help.  

When deputies arrived, they heard a woman crying for help, and they entered the apartment through an unlocked door. They found two partially nude women covered in blood lying on the bedroom floor.

Police said Weaver was hovering over another woman — a 44-year-old Rochester Hills resident — and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or unknown drugs.

Deputies said the 44-year-old woman had numerous bite marks on her face and several facial injuries, and part of her left ear had been bitten off.

An investigation revealed that the two women had been neighbors in the past and that the 44-year-old woman had invited the former neighbor over to her apartment for drinks.

The resident told deputies that Weaver made sexual advances toward her, which she refused, and then the resident went to bed. She reportedly woke up later to find that her clothing had been removed by Weaver, who was allegedly strangling and biting her, telling her that she was going to kill her.  

Paramedics from the Rochester Hills Fire Department provided medical care to the victim, who was bleeding heavily from her left orbital area and ear. Once she was stabilized, she was transported to a hospital for further medical attention.  

Weaver was also taken to a hospital for detox and a medical evaluation, and she later was lodged at the Oakland County Jail. Unknown drugs and alcohol were recovered at the scene. The incident remains under investigation.

Weaver’s attorney said he did not have any further comments at press time.