Child hit by car following argument

Shawn White.  (Courtesy Photo)
Shawn White. (Courtesy Photo)

GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Two men have been arrested and another woman is facing charges after a young boy on a bicycle was hit by a car following an argument in Van Buren County.

Deputies were called out to Meadow Brook Mobile Home Park on 68th Street in Geneva Township on a report of two people who were creating a disturbance at a home around 2:10 p.m. Wednesday.

According to police, 27-year-old Shawn White, of Bangor, was asking residents if someone else was at the home; however, when they told him there wasn’t and he had to leave he became angry. As he was walking away from the house, he broke out a window in the home.

Derrick White. (Courtesy Photo)
(Derrick White. Courtesy Photo)

Derrick White, 26 of Bangor, was also in the home during the incident.

Shawn then got into a vehicle driven by a 21-year-old woman who put the car in reverse and “gunned it” according to witnesses.

The woman hit a six-year-old boy who was riding his bike with a friend about 85 feet behind the vehicle. He was knocked off his bike onto the ground and the suspects sped out of the mobile home park. The boy was not hurt, according to police.

Deputies were able to locate the vehicle parked at a home in the 40000 block of 48th Street in Arlington Township. The 21-year-old woman was cleaning blood out of the car when deputies arrived.

Both Shawn and Derrick were arrested on outstanding warrants. Shawn was treated at a nearby hospital for his hand injury as a result of breaking the window and then lodged in the Van Buren County Jail, along with Derrick.

Additional charges are being sought by the Van Buren County Prosecutors Office against Shawn and the 21-year-old woman for their roles in the incident.

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