PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - The two suspects accused in a deadly hit and run crash from March waived their preliminary hearings Thursday morning.
Jeremie Collins, 26, and 22-year-old Maly Phongsavanh were charged with felony failure to stop at a person injury accident causing death after they allegedly struck 24-year-old Joshua Owens and fled the scene.
Owens was hit by two vehicles and killed after he left the Itty Bitty Bar in Park Township around 1 a.m. Witnesses to the incident told 24 Hour News 8 they believe the two vehicles involved were racing and traveling at a high rate of speed.
Collins has a criminal past that dates back to 2000 when he was convicted as a juvenile for breaking into a building.
He has since been arrested on charges related to a stolen vehicle. In addition to the homicide case, he is being held on a misdemeanor embezzlement warrant because of allegations connected to an incident in 2006, according to police records.
Phongsavanh, who lists her occupation as a certified nursing assistant on Facebook, was cited in April 2009 as a minor purchasing, consuming or possessing liquor.
Both of their cases will now move to circuit court.
Fred Glespie was found not guilty in the death of three children who died in an apartment fire.
Police are looking for the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at a gas station in Plainwell Thursday night.
The rink will be open that day from 3-9 p.m.