KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Northland neighborhood is still buzzing about a strange series of events that left behind a trail of damage and a nine-year-old traumatized. A suspect is now in jail and charged following the fracas. Shallon Hawkins is in jail Wednesday night, something the neighbors were happy to hear about.
They still can't believe what happened, but everything they saw is outlined in court records.
“Heard some more yelling and choice words coming from down the street,” said witness Bren Rose.
Everything started in a cul-de-sac at about 8:30 Tuesday night. A man and his daughter were dropping off a friend when the man came back out to his car and noticed Hawkins parked right next to him in the driveway. Hawkins was apparently slurring his speech and yelling at him, so he got back into his car and decided it was time to leave.
At that point, according to court documents, the suspect put his truck into gear, drove through one yard, then a second yard before laying some tread in a driveway before hitting the victim’s car on the passenger side.
The impact happened in the middle of the cul-de-sac, but it didn’t stop there, the suspect then pushed down on the gas and shoved the victim’s car all the way up into a driveway.
The car came to rest up against the garage and did a little bit of damage to the structure of the house. This was about the time when all the neighbors heard the commotion and came out to try and help. But Hawkins was able to put his truck into gear and took off through a woman’s yard.
Hawkins made his way through the yard before making it back out on the street and almost hit a light pole. He then veered back to the left into yet another yard.
“Right when I got to the neighbor’s house, the Dodge pickup came barreling around the corner through their front yard, saw me in the street, and I kind of jumped out of the way so he didn’t run me over,” said Rose.
Neighbors couldn't believe all that happened and were even more shocked to learn a detail about Hawkins’ arrest. About 40 minutes later when police responded to a disturbance a couple of miles away, they found Hawkins with his pants unzipped and exposing himself.
Hawkins has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action and has a $500,000 bond set for his release according to online court records.