Teen charged in road rage beating in Caledonia

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CALEDONIA TWP., Mich. — An Ada teen has been charged in an assault that left a man seriously injured.

The Kent County Prosecutor says they authorized an arrest warrant for Christian Hillman, 18, of Ada, for assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder.

Hillman has been taken into custody and is awaiting arraignment.

The victim, William McFarlan, 64, of Caledonia, is still in the hospital.

The incident happened Sept. 29 at about 9:00 p.m. on Whitneyville Avenue.  Witnesses told deputies that as many as three men on dirt bikes had beaten McFarlan after a road rage incident.

Online jail records indicate Hillman bonded out of jail.

The investigation is ongoing.

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  • steve

    According to WOOD, he graduated from Lake Michigan Academy, which is a school for students with ADD. Just watch, his attorney is going to try to use that in his defense somehow. Never mind that he’s probably a privileged, unemployed pothead living rent free with mom and dad and he knew exactly what he did when he did it.

  • Jay

    Pot head? I know a lot of pot smokers none of them are acting like this pot doesn’t make you fight alcohol does get your facts straight yes I guarantee this kid is lacking discipline and needs a reality check but none of it has anything to do with pot

    • steve

      I never implied or said in any way that pot contributed to his violent nature, Jay. I said he’s a worthless, feeble minded slug who has too much time on his hands and for him pot is simply breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Get your facts straight.

  • Bob

    The noon news says this little piece of craps parents bailed him out last night. The prosecutor should have charged him with attempted murder and remove the possibility of bail.

    Why would his parents bail him out after he attacked a 62-year-old person? There is something wrong with boy and his parents.

  • Chuck

    I pray for Andy and the McFarlan family all day everyday! This 18 year old has no clue what he has done to the McFarlan family. This kid sits at home all day everyday smoking weed and riding four wheelers and dirt bikes and doing stupid things. This kids parents are to blame just as much as there worthless son. I at least hope this kids dad brought him home after bailing him out and beat him. To the boys girlfriend, commenting on Facebook about how no one knows the real kid and how good he is. There are pictures posted on both of you loser smoking and doing stupid stuff. Grow up didn’t you go to a Christian school? I bet your parents are proud! This kid just beat a 64 year old man that is in bad health as it is. Don’t defend stupid! Once a loser always a loser! I just hope when this kid gets to prison someone does work on him!!!!!

  • Judy Zwyghuizen

    Why would he do this and beat up the old man what’s his purpose, he need’s in Home counceling and Jail time for his Action’s if he cannot control them, and not be given a lisence again! he’s Crazy and need’s help!

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