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Love Gone Wrong: Michigan Woman Accused of Murder for Alleged Deadly Hit-and-Run of Her Former Partner

Michigan Woman Arrested for Fatal Hit-and-Run at Gas Station: Police
Source: Genesee County Prosecutor's Office; MEGA

Candice Patton is accused of hitting her former partner with her car and then fleeing the scene.

May 18 2024, Published 12:10 p.m. ET

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A Michigan woman has been arrested after police say she allegedly hit a man with her SUV and then left the scene.

According to the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office, 36-year-old Candice Patton recently was behind the wheel of a 2012 silver Chevy Traverse at a Speedway gas station in Flint when she targeted 42-year-old William Clemons III.

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Surveillance video shows Clemons successfully dodging Patton's vehicle, which was backing up, but he was then hit, officials said.

Clemons died at the scene.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said officers identified the victim at the gas station by using a fingerprint screener.

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Before he died, officials said he had received multiple calls received from a particular number. When investigators looked into that phone number, they found that it belonged to Patton. Investigators were then able to see messages between Patton and Clemons, which allegedly showed that she and Clemons had been in a rocky relationship, according to police.


The victim's family members told authorities that he was seeing Patton and noted she drove a silver-colored Chevy Traverse. They also indicated she lives on the North End of Flint.

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Investigators said a “black fiber under [Patton's] vehicle matching the victim’s clothing, imprints and images matching the victim’s clothing” were found on the exhaust.

Patton was arrested and charged with premeditated murder.

If convicted, the suspect faces life in prison without parole.

She is scheduled to appear at a probable cause hearing on May 23.


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