Man, woman from Kentucky arraigned on charges stemming from July 17 shooting

Louisville, Ky. residents William Arand, 37, and Kristi Gesch, 40, were arraigned Tuesday in the 34th District Court in Romulus.(Booking photos courtesy of Huron Township Department of Public Safety)

By Scott BolthouseHub 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.

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5 thoughts on “Man, woman from Kentucky arraigned on charges stemming from July 17 shooting

  1. Anonymous

    This woman is the most criminal person I have ever known…She tried killing my cousin because she has gotten away with every criminal thing she has ever done & got brave! She had motive …her ex husband (the one she tried to kill) turned her in fir embezzelment….so yes she had motive & she is the FIRST person who came to my head as soon as I was told he was shot & into all of our families heads also…immediately….She cries victim but is most definately always the leader to any bad stuff happening in peoples lives that she is involved in…She at 1 time I was told printed fake coupons offline & sold them to people for the big couponing fad…she embezzeled…she lied legally about family members & friends to try to get them in trouble for made up things to take the laws eyes off of her! She is a raging bitch & always has been & always will be! I can only PRAY that the law & the jury see through her FAKE victim act that she has played for as long as ive known her…& thats over 25 yrs! I hope they rot away behind bars!

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    1. William

      I’m a family member of hers who has been a victim of her lies and deceitfulness. I’ve seen a statement from her claiming that I’m the suspect from her mouth, I’ve had my house raided guns to my daughters head . There’s no one who has been a victim of her evilness like I have!! It’s a joke the ignorance and heartless acts that she committed and the HELL SHE HAS PUT ME AND MY FAMILY THROUGH! JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED AND THEY BOTH DESERVE WHAT COMES TO THEM!! LIFE IS THE MAX AND IT’S A DESERVING SENTENCE! WE AS A FAMILY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THERE’S A CHILD WHO’S FATHER WAS SHOT AND HER MOTHER IS THE”APPARENT GUILTY PARTY” 🤔. LOL. PRAY FOR THE FAMILY AFFECTED AND THE KIDS INVOLVED!!

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  2. William Gesch

    You must be the cousin he slept with!!! I’m going to be the first to say that they will get what they deserve for their part. I’m a family member who has been affected by the actions of my sister for years.. my house was raided with AR-15s to my children’s head, I’m also the one that is a suspect due to her confession that it wasn’t her it was me! I’m also the one she has lied upon multiple times to get me incarcerated, always found her drama ass lied. I ask people to please remember that they have a child in common and she is the only one who has to live with this forever the horrific thought that your mom tried to kill your father or was even part of it!! If you care enough to comment, I hope you are also communicating with her to show support for what she’s going through as a innocent child otherwise shut the fuck up!!!

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    1. Anonymous

      Cousin he slept with??? WTF??? I MOST CERTAINLY HAVE NEVER SLEPT WITH ANY OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS EVER!!! Im not sure who you are referring to but it certainly is NOT ME!!! Its most likely just another one of her MANY MANY LIES that she NONSTOP spews out if her mouth on the daily…I despise her criminal ass with a passion because she has also LIED to try to cause legal issues for me & my family…only because if shes reporting someone else for criminal activity even if its made up the laws eyes are not on her…I pray they get 2 life sentences & more EACH!

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      1. Anonymous

        I love their daughter dearly & have never treated her with anything but love & support…Ive also never told her anything bad about her mom & anything bad shes tried doing to me or my family because thats her mom & its not my place to make her think badly of her parent…she is manipulating her daughter daily from jail via phone from what I hear & telling her daughter it wasnt her blah blah blah blah…we ALL know the truth…it most def was her & her new man! I heard you provided them with the gun they used to shoot him…see I bet thats a lie…just goes to show how trustworthy ANYTHING she says is

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