Ortonville double shooting suspect arraigned on 8 felony charges, bond set at $8 million

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OAKLAND COUNTY (WJRT) (11/17/2017) - The suspect in Tuesday evening's double shooting in Ortonville made his first court appearance on Friday to face eight felony charges.

The judge in 52nd District Court arraigned 35-year-old Michael Quigley on the eight felonies. He is accused of barging into an apartment around 8 p.m. Tuesday and shooting his estranged wife and her male companion in the head.

Quigley is charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, first-degree home invasion, assault with a dangerous weapon and four counts of possession of a firearm while committing a felony. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.

Quigley appeared via a live video feed in the courtroom and didn't make any statements during the hearing other than agreeing that he understood the charges he is facing.

He shook his head when the two counts of assault with intent to murder were read and made a puzzled look when the assault with a dangerous weapon charge was read.

The judge set bond at $8 million with no cash or surety available, meaning Quigley would have to post the entire amount to be released from jail.

He is scheduled for another hearing on Dec. 4 and a preliminary hearing on Dec. 7.

Quigley allegedly shot is estranged wife in the back of her head and her male companion in the eye in the man's apartment at 98 Village Court in Ortonville.

The woman had filed for divorce from Quigley and was scheduled for a court appearance to seek a personal protection order against him on Wednesday.

Both victims underwent emergency surgery and were in intensive care at a local hospital.

After the shooting, Quigley fled the scene on foot after dropping the gun and his cell phone. Police conducted a manhunt around Ortonville for more than 20 hours before a homeowner found him hiding under a blanket in a van.

The homeowner noticed the windows fogged up on the van, but it had been in storage for the previous few weeks. Quigley was arrested on the spot and taken to the Oakland County Jail, where he remained in custody Friday.



 
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