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Garden City man held in 2 homicides to be charged in 3rd assault

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

A 32-year-old Garden City man who’s charged with killing two women in 2017 by striking them with vehicles is to be arraigned Friday in a third incident that injured a pregnant Detroit woman.

Lawrence Mills

Lawrence Mills was charged Wednesday with assaulting and striking the 29-year-old woman with a car on Dec. 22, 2017, in the 700 block of Campbell Street. 

The woman managed to leave the scene on foot and get to a residence on Campbell Street, where emergency dispatchers were called. Mills, who was arrested April 24, is charged with assault with intent to murder and knowingly commit assault and battery of a pregnant person.

“This is the third case where we have charged this defendant," Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said. "The alleged conduct of Mr. Mills is deeply concerning. I applaud the Detroit Police Department investigators for the excellent work and for staying the course on these 2017 cases.”

Mills is expected to be arraigned in 36th District Court.

Besides the December 2017 incident, Mills is charged with killing two other women by striking them with a vehicle. In the first case, a 34-year-old pregnant woman was found Oct. 16, 2017, on Cypress Street on Detroit's Southwest side, and in the second case, he's accused of striking and killing a 59-year-old Detroit woman with a car Dec. 13, 2017.