Dearborn charged with beating, dragging woman by car

By ZEINAB NAJM
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — A Dearborn man beat and then dragged a woman with a car during an argument on Chase Road Sunday, police said.

Hassan Sayed, 34, was arraigned Wednesday in 19th District before Judge Mark Somers on charges of larceny from a person, a 10-year felony; assault with a dangerous weapon/felonious assault; attempted unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle; and two counts of fourth degree child abuse, as their children — ages 2 and 3 — were sitting in the backseat during the incident.

His bond was set at $200,000 cash or surety.

A preliminary examination of the evidence against Sayed was scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday before 19th District Court Judge Sam Salamey.

A woman was driving the vehicle Sunday and arguing with the suspect, Hassan Sayed, 34, when she pulled over and ordered him out, police said. When he refused, the woman exited the vehicle to call police.

Sayed also exited the vehicle, according to a press release issued by the Dearborn Police Department, and continued to assault the woman as well as take her phone.

Sayed got into the driver’s seat of the vehicle and began to drive away while the woman was hanging on the door for almost a block, police said. Sayed exceeded the 25 mph speed limit and crossed into oncoming traffic lanes.

Sayed turned onto Alber Street where the woman was able to reach the gear shift and put the car in park, police said. Sayed then exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Police arrested Sayed about 6:30 p.m. Monday at his apartment.

The entire incident was also caught on surveillance camera by a business on Chase. The business providing the video opened a few weeks ago.

“Crimes of domestic violence are a continuing problem in our society,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said in the release. “We vigorously investigate every report we receive in an effort to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“Ironically this type of case accentuates family tragedies during domestic violence awareness month. There are often many silent victims in these families.”

(Zeinab Najm can be reached at zeinabnajm92@gmail.com.)