By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
A man and woman from Kentucky were arraigned and are being held on a $1 million bond after they allegedly shot a man in a car while he was driving on Huron River Drive in Huron Township on July 17.
Louisville residents William Arand, 37, and Kristi Gesch, 40, were arraigned Tuesday in the 34th District Court in Romulus.
Police arrested the couple on Aug. 9 after they had fled Michigan for Kentucky following the shooting.
During the early morning hours of July 17, Huron Township 911 received a call from a 41-year-old Riverview man who said he was just shot by a person as he was driving near the 27500 block of Huron River Drive.
After being shot, the victim and a passenger who was with him stopped their car and the passenger ran to a nearby house and called 911.
The man was then transported to a local hospital and was expected to recover.
Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said the shooting was not random and that the couple traveled across state lines specifically to commit the crime.
“This was clearly a premeditated case where these two individuals travelled from out of state and to our community to commit murder. These two suspects travelled from Kentucky with a plan to murder our victim and fortunately, they did not succeed. Following the shooting, they both fled back to Kentucky. This was not random, and all of the people involved in this incident knew each other. I cannot say enough about the great work our Detective Bureau, led by Leo Girard, did to bring these suspects to justice,” Robbins said.
Both were charged by the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with 14 felonies and both could face life in prison.
Charges include assault with intent to murder, assault to do great bodily harm, assault with a dangerous weapon, firearms possession and weapons felonies.
Previously published related articles:
- 2 arrested in connection to July 17 shooting on Huron River Drive
- Police say investigation into July 17 shooting is ongoing
- Man shot while driving through Huron Township early Tuesday morning