ORTONVILLE (WWJ) – A northern Oakland County man accused of shooting his estranged wife and another man in Ortonville earlier this week has been charged with attempted murder.
Michael Quigley appeared before a District Court Judge via video Friday morning. Along with the two counts of attempted murder, Quigley is facing charges of first-degree home invasion, assault with a dangerous weapon and four counts of possession of a firearm while committing a felony. Bond was set at $8 million.
Quigley was taken into custody Wednesday following a daylong manhunt.
According to investigators, Quigley forced himself inside of the apartment where his estranged wife’s boyfriend lives, in the 90 block of Village Court, and an argument ensued. Quigley at some point drew a .22 revolver and fired a total of five shots, striking his wife in the back of the head and her friend in the eye.
Quigley fled the scene after the shooting, allegedly pointing the gun at a neighbor who was outside as he left the apartment. Area schools were closed and residents had been told to stay inside their homes while police searched for Quigley, who was believed to be hiding out in or around downtown Ortonville. He was eventually found hiding under a blanket in a citizen’s vehicle.
Sheriff’s officials say Quigley was recently jailed following an arrest on November 10 in connection with a hit-and-run accident. He was released on bond the following day, at which time he voluntarily checked himself into Common Ground, where family members said he was seeking treatment for an addiction to opiates.
According to court documents, Quigley’s wife filed for a personal protection order against Quigley earlier this month alleging theft, drug abuse and mental health issues. She’s also filed for divorce.
Quigley, who is reportedly on suicide watch in jail, is due back in court December 4. He faces up to life in prison if convicted as charged.
The victims, both in their 30s, remain in intensive care.