Thursday, April 29, 2021

Canton teen is accused of assaulting father with car

A 17-year-old girl has been charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm following an argument with her father.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jenna Shi of Canton Township with assaulting her father, Guangjie Shi, 50, with a moving vehicle during an argument Tuesday, April 19.

Canton Township police were called to the intersection of Liberty and Stanton at approximately 4:44 p.m. in response to a report of a man injured after being thrown from the hood of a moving vehicle. Emergency medical personnel rushed Guangjie Shi to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. 

It is alleged that the father and daughter had an escalating argument and the victim jumped on the hood of the moving vehicle while the defendant was trying to leave. Witnesses said the daughter was driving the car when her father was thrown from the vehicle. 

“The alleged facts in this case clearly reflect a family in crisis,” Worthy said. Today's times are exceedingly difficult. There is no shame in admitting that you help. Please seek that help for yourself and/or your family when you need it.” 

In addition to the assault charge, Jenna Shi has been charged with reckless driving causing serious injury.  She was arraigned April 21 in 35th District Court and given a $100,000 bond and ordered to have no contact with her father. Her probable cause conference is set for tomorrow, April 30, before Judge Michael Gerou. Shi's preliminary examination is set for May 10 before Judge Ronald Lowe in 35th District Court.