Hit-and-Run in Harwood and Four Arrested

A regular family feud ensued at a Harwood mobile home park after a woman and her estranged husband and father of her child got into a fight during what was meant to be a routine drop-off of their child. The child’s mother, Jane Doe, father, John Doe, the mother’s boyfriend, Bob, and the father’s brother, Dave Doe, all were arrested after getting into a fight while dropping off the child at the father’s house.*

Evidently, the estranged couple began arguing and the argument escalated into a fight. At that point, the boyfriend, Bob, went after the husband’s brother Dave with a baseball bat. The brother retaliated by hitting him with a two-by-four.

As the couple was pulling out with their car, the brother then smashed the window on the driver’s side. Then the boyfriend drove into the brother and left the scene. Additionally, he struck a female bystander, who suffered thankfully only minor injuries, and two cars that were parked in the mobile home park.

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