Suspected I-96 corridor shooter Raulie Casteel arraigned on additional terrorism charges

HOWELL, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Wixom man accused in two dozen shootings in communities along I-96 was back in court Thursday. Raulie Casteel, 43, was arraigned on additional terrorism charges.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is leading the prosecution of Casteel for the cases in Ingham, Livingston and Shiawassee counties .

Casteel was arraigned on the following charges today:

- One count of Terrorism; based on 21 attacks, a felony charge punishable by up to life in prison;
- One count of Assault with Intent to Murder, a felony charge punishable by up to life in prison;
- One count of Weapons – Dangerous Weapon – Carrying with Unlawful Intent, a 5-year felony;
- One Count of Weapons – Firearms – Discharge from Vehicle, a 4-year felony; and,
- Three counts of Weapons – Felony Firearm, a 2-year felony.

A plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.

Casteel is also facing dozens of charges in Oakland County, but the Oakland County prosecutor is handling the case for those counts.

Casteel is accused of opening fire on vehicles during a two-week period in October.

One person was hit when a bullet went through his driver's side door and into his hip. He was treated and released from the hospital.

 

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