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Rifle-Carrying Troy Teen's Trial Begins Today

Sean Combs, who was arrested April 13 in downtown Birmingham after he was found carrying a rifle, will come before Judge Marc Barron Wednesday morning.

The trial for Sean Combs, the 18-year-old from Troy found carrying a rifle through downtown Birmingham, begins today.

Combs' trial begins at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in front of Judge Marc Barron at 48th District Court.

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Combs was arrested around 10 p.m. after refusing to show police officers identification after they asked about the WWII-era M1 Garand .30-caliber rifle strapped to his back, police reports state.

Under Michigan law, as an adult, Combs was legally allowed to carry the weapon and not required to show identification. However, police stated they requested an identification because Combs looked "very young."

At the , Barron denied a motion to dismiss the three charges facing Combs, filed by his attorney James Makowski. According to Barron, Birmingham's ordinances are clear.

"City ordinances must follow constitutional law," Barron said. "(However), Home Rule cities have specific authority to enact ordinances in the interest of the city."

Birmingham will be represented Wednesday by Mary Kucharek of Beier Howlett, P.C. Leading up to Combs' evidentiary hearing, Kucharek and Makowski the key charge facing Combs Wednesday.

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