Man deliberately hit bicyclist with car after argument in Ypsilanti Township, deputies say
Authorities said a teenager slammed his car into a bicycle another teen was riding after the two got into an argument Thursday in Ypsilanti Township.
Tyrell Hooks, 18, of Belleville was arraigned Friday at the Washtenaw County Jail on a charge of assault with intent to murder.
Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies said Hooks and a 17-year-old Ypsilanti boy he knows got into an argument about 4:45 p.m. Thursday in the township's West Willow neighborhood. It's unclear what the two were fighting about, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Tom Pennington said.
As the argument ended, Hooks got into his Honda sedan as the boy rode away on a bicycle, Pennington said. Hooks followed the boy, Pennington said, driving onto a lawn near the intersection of Seneca Street and Calder Avenue as the boy attempted to elude him. Deputies said Hooks then struck the bicycle with his car and drove away. Hooks was later arrested.
The victim initially declined medical attention, but was ultimately treated for cuts to his torso and one of his arms, Pennington said.
Hooks remains jailed on a $25,000 cash or surety bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 26.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.