Woman charged with ethnic intimidation to go along with assault charge

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A West Michigan woman has been charged with ethnic intimidation to go along with an misdemeanor assault charge from an incident in April.

The Kent County Prosecutor announced the felony ethnic intimidation charge Tuesday morning against Shelly Hueckel. The incident took place at a car dealership in Lowell on April 24 and Hueckel was already charged with an assault and battery charge on April 29.

Prosecutor Chris Becker says in a statement that after looking at a report filed by the Lowell Police Department and further follow up, he determined that the more serious charge of ethnic intimidation was warranted.

Hueckel faces up to two years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine if convicted. The assault charge carries a potential sentence of 93 days in jail and/or a $500 fine if convicted.

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3 comments

    • C

      Apparently she used the dreaded ‘N word’, and in today’s world that’s the moral equivalent of violating the Commandment that says thou shall not take the name of the Lord in vain. The use of her hand against his face was incidental to the real crime.

  • steve

    According to WOOD-TV, the guy told the woman that her trade-in was worth $3,500.00. She got mad a told him that another place had offered $5,500 and her husband said that another had said $6,100. Apparently she not only called him the ‘N word’, he was an ‘Fing ‘N word’ before slapping him.. What the salesman should have done was said good-bye, laughed at the pair, called them white trash, and told the skank that she and her stupid husband ought to trot their worthless butts back to those dealers and buy from them.

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