Roseville man charged in hit-and-run death of Macomb County father

Posted at 10:03 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-16 10:48:14-05

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Prosecutors charged a 24-year-old man Friday morning in the fatal hit-and-run of a Macomb County father.

Officials say William Davis, of Roseville, was charged with three counts of criminal conduct: one count of failure to stop at the scene resulting in death, one count of reckless driving causing death -- both 15-year felonies-- and one count of lying to a peace officer.

A 37th District Court judge set bond at $1 million cash or surety. Davis will be due back in court on Feb. 28 for a probable cause hearing.

Police say they were able to track down Davis and his vehicle after receiving a good lead last week and using surveillance techniques.

On Sunday night, Randy Menendez, 60, was killed while riding his bike in Warren. Investigators say that when Menendez was hit, the driver just kept going and never slowed down.

Police say the vehicle involved in the crash, a gray Dodge Charger, was seized in Detroit.

Randy's mother, Sophia Ann Palazzolo, said he was almost home when the crash happened.

"We were going to watch the Super Bowl together," Sophia said. "He wasn't 10 minutes from the house. I just want justice for Randy."

The suspect was leasing the car and was arrested outside of his home in Roseville. He admitted to being the driver.

According to police, the Charger was towed from somewhere in Warren after the crash and ultimately taken to the Detroit yard, but they aren't releasing many more details.

We're told two others were inside the car and they're working to track them down and they could possibly face charges.