Farmington Public Safety nabs sex offender for 2017 assault

Bub Fish Farmington assault
(Farmington Public Safety)

A 32-year-old Saginaw man has been arrested in connection with the September 2017 attack on a Farmington woman.

Farmington Public Safety suspect sketch
This sketch was released after the September 2017 assault. (Farmington Public Safety)

Bub Fish, a registered sex offender since his 2004 conviction for a sexual assault in Saginaw County, was identified through DNA evidence that officers collected at the time of the attack. The woman was walking to her Jamestown Apartments home at around 8:30 p.m. on September 23, when a man approached her, asked her for a cigarette, then grabbed her and tried to cover her mouth. The woman fought back and ran; she sustained minor injuries.

“In response to this incident, we made a promise to the victim and to the community that we (the public safety department) would deploy the full resources of the department and enlist assistance from our neighboring law enforcement partners to identify and arrest this suspect,” Public Safety Director Frank Demers said in a press release. “I’m proud say that we lived up to that promise.”

Demers said investigators assigned to the case did a “terrific job” collecting DNA evidence that directly linked Fish to the crime. “It is my hope that the victim will feel some sense of closure now that an arrest has been made in this case.”

Fish was arraigned on May 8 and originally released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond with a number of conditions. Farmington investigators re-arrested him May 9, after determining that he had violated one of those conditions. He’s in custody at the Oakland County Jail; his next court date is May 21.

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