Suspected I-96 shooter Raulie Casteel arraigned on dozens of new charges

NOVI, Mich. (WXYZ) - The man suspected in 24 random shooting incidents along a corridor of I-96 was arraigned on dozens of new charges.

Forty-three-year-old Raulie Casteel was previously arraigned on six counts of assault and weapons charges on Wednesday in Livingston County. Friday's arraignment included 60 new counts, including 9 counts of Assault with Intent to Murder.

Assault with Intent to Murder charges carries a life sentence. There will be no bond on those counts.

Casteel has been held in the Livingston County Jail. At 1:30 p.m., he appeared via video link before a judge at 52-1 District Court in Novi.

A preliminary examination has been scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14.

A task force of more than 100 police officers and federal agents investigated 24 random shootings in four counties during a two-week period in October. 

The shootings also happened in Shiawassee County near Perry and M-52.

Only one person was hit, a man shot while driving on I-96 had a single shot go through his driver's door, through his wallet and into his hip. 

He was not seriously injured. The slug remains in his buttocks. 

Authorities are trying to decide if they need to get the bullet out to make a criminal case in this incident. It happened October 27 on I-96 near Fowlerville.

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