35-year-old accused of killing 2 men on Dort Highway facing 14 charges

Reggie Lay appears in Genesee County District Court for arraignment.
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FLINT (WJRT) (6/14/2019) - The Flint man accused of repeatedly running over and killing two men on Dort Highway last week was arraigned Friday on 14 charges, including murder.

Reggie Lay, 35, appeared in Genesee County District Court for arraignment. He remained in the Genesee County Jail afterward without bond.

Lay is accused of hitting and repeatedly running over 22-year-old Nolan Thomas and 26-year-old Nick Collins in the 2800 block of Dort Highway near Dale Gray's Barber Shop just after midnight on June 6.

Thomas' and Collins' girlfriends also were hit and injured by the Lay's red Chevrolet Equinox, police say. Thomas' 20-year-old pregnant girlfriend suffered non-life-threatening injuries while Collins' 27-year-old girlfriend remains in critical condition.

The suspect is facing the following charges:
-- Two counts of first-degree premeditated murder.
-- Two counts of attempted murder.
-- Two counts of reckless driving causing death.
-- Two counts of reckless driving causing serious injuries.
-- Two counts of leaving the scene of an crash causing death.
-- Two counts of leaving the scene of a crash causing serious injuries.
-- Tampering with evidence.
-- Lying to police during a violent crime investigation.

Lay faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole if convicted of first-degree murder.

Police say Lay got into an altercation with the victims on Dort Highway and went home to retrieve a gun. He returned and opened fire on the victims, but it's not clear whether the bullets hit anyone.

Lay hit Collins with the Equinox in the middle of Dort Highway, police say. Thomas and Collins' 27-year-old fiancee ran out to help him while Thomas fired some shots at the Equinox.

Investigators say Lay came back and ran over all three of them on Dort Highway. Thomas' pregnant girlfriend jumped in to help all three of them, when Lay turned around again and drove at all four of them.

Michigan State Police say Lay barely missed Thomas' girlfriend, but hit the other three a second time. He took off northbound on Dort Highway.

Police arrested Lay late Tuesday night and recovered his Equinox hidden at the Red Dot Storage facility on Thursday.

Lay is scheduled to appear in court again on June 23 and July 1.