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I-96 Shooting Suspect In Court On Fresh Charges

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HOWELL (WWJ/AP) - A man suspected in a shooting spree that targeted motorists along the I-96 corridor in four Michigan counties is scheduled for arraignment on a new set charges that include terrorism.

Forty-three-year-old Raulie Casteel, of Wixom, is scheduled to appear Thursday afternoon in Livingston County’s 53rd District Court in Howell.

The charges filed last week came after Attorney General Bill Schuette announced he was taking over the cases at the request of prosecutors in Livingston, Ingham and Shiawassee counties.

Defense attorney Charles Groh says there’s nothing new in the fresh charges.

The shootings took place along a 100-mile I-96 corridor Oct. 16 through Oct. 18, then stopped until Oct. 27 when a man was shot in the backside while driving on I-96 near the Fowlerville exit.  He was the only person struck  by a bullet in this case. No motive has been disclosed.

Casteel was taken into custody on Nov. 5, after authorities received over 3,000 tips in the case.

The Oakland County prosecutor’s office will continue to handle the 60 counts Casteel faces in connection with shootings in Wixom and Commerce Township. The attorney general’s charges supersede charges filed earlier in Livingston County.

Catch up on this story here.

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