PITTSFIELD TWP. (WWJ/AP) – A man who authorities say fired shots at motorists along a highway near Ann Arbor is due back in court in April after being ordered to undergo a competency evaluation.
Charges against 28-year-old Elmore Ray include four counts of attempted murder. His lawyers on Tuesday requested the exam. Prosecutors did not have any objections and a competency hearing was scheduled for April 30.
Police in Washtenaw County’s Pittsfield Township responded Feb. 27 to a wooded area near U.S. 23 after a 911 caller reported a man dressed in a black trench coat was standing near a bridge and shooting at traffic.
Police say they spotted Ray walking nearby and took him into custody. They tracked his footprints in the snow and found a sawed-off shotgun.
No injuries were reported, and police say no vehicles were struck.
Ray, who remains in the county jail on a $20,000 cash bond, is charged with four counts of assault with intent to murder, four counts of assault with intent to commit great bodily harm, possession of a short-barreled shotgun, carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.
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