Roseville Man Charged With 3 Felonies In Deadly Warren Hit-And-Run

WWJ News
February 15, 2019 - 1:01 pm
William Davis

William Davis is arraigned via video feed. (Photo: John Hewett/WWJ)


WARREN (WWJ) - A 24-year-old Roseville man has been ordered held on a $1 million bond, charged in a deadly hit-and-run crash.

William C. Davis was arraigned via in 37th District Court Friday morning on a trio of felony counts: reckless driving causing death, failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death, and lying to a peace officer in a violent crime investigation.

Police said Davis was driving his Dodge Charger SRT around 70 miles per hour when he struck and killed 60-year-old Randy Menendez of Eastpointe, who was riding his bike across Groesbeck Hwy. at 10 Mile Rd. on Super Bowl Sunday.  Davis didn't stop, according to Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer, leaving Menendez lying in the road. 

Davis was arrested Wednesday, shortly after police found his heavily-damaged Charger covered with a tarp behind a house in Detroit. 

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(Photos: Warren Police Department)

Davis' defense attorney Gary Jones said that, while it's an unfortunate situation, the victim may bear some responsibility for what happened.

"It's not like he was at the corner and they crossed the street," Jones said. "We're talking about coming out in the middle of traffic."

While Davis allegedly told investigators he panicked after the crash, Menendez's sister, Roseanne Menendez, isn't empathetic.

"The speed was excessive, you left the scene, you hid," she said, speaking to reporters at the courthouse. "It took quite a a few people, probably, to move this stuff around and hide it (from) detection. And me...if I hit somebody by accident and I was truly remorseful, I would've turned myself in."

Dwyer said police are still looking for two people who were in the car with Davis at the time of the crash, and may have helped him hide the vehicle. 

Davis faces a possible 15 years in prison if convicted.