Thu. Jul 29th, 2021
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DETROIT, MI – Virgilene Graham, 44-years-old, of Detroit, has been charged in connection with the non-fatal hit and run of three Detroit women who are sisters. 

On June 19th, 2020, at approximately 5:24 p.m., the first victim and her seven-year-old son drove to a store in the 3100 block of Third Avenue in Detroit.  

While outside the store, she and her son were approached by the defendant asking for change.  She declined and she and her son went into the store. As the defendant blocked them with her vehicle.  Eventually able to get around the defendant’s vehicle, she and her son drove to a location in the 3400 block of Cornerstone Boulevard where she saw her sister, victim two. 

Victim two was standing on the curb when she observed the defendant’s vehicle as it approached. It is alleged that the defendant drove over the curb, struck victim two and a parked vehicle, put the vehicle in reverse and struck victim two again.  

It is further alleged that the defendant then drove her vehicle over the curb and struck another sister, victim three, on the south side of Peterboro Street before she again jumped the curb and struck her on the north side of Peterboro Street, before she hit a tree.

Detroit police officers arrived and arrested the defendant at the scene. Medics also arrived on the scene and transported all three victims to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries. Graham has been charged with three counts of Assault With Intent to Murder, three counts of Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm, three counts of Felonious Assault and Reckless Driving.

Graham was arraigned this afternoon in 36th District Court.

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