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I-96 Shooter Arraigned on Weapons Charges in Howell Shooting

Wixom resident Raulie Wayne Casteel was arraigned on charges relating to one of 24 I-96 Corridor Shootings on Wednesday afternoon.

Raulie Wayne Casteel, 43, of Wixom, was arraigned in 53rd District Court Wednesday afternoon on charges related to one of the three I-96 Corridor shooting incidents that happened in Livingston County.

Casteel was charged with six counts in connection with the shooting that happened on Oct. 18 at 2:43 p.m. on westbound I-96, near mile marker 135 in Howell, The Detroit News reported.

Casteel was charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, a four-year felony; carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, a five-year felony; intentionally discharging a weapon from a motor vehicle, a four-year felony, and three counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, which carries a mandatory two-year term.

A total of 24 shootings took place between Oct. 16-27 that spanned four counties: Livingston, Oakland, Ingham and Shiawassee.

Police said other prosecuting attorneys are reviewing the individual cases in their jurisdictions and more charges are expected later this week.

Casteel was taken into custody from his residence on Monday night. Police said the arrest was the result of information derived during the investigation over the past few days. Task force members seized potential evidence that will be evaluated by police crime laboratories, according to a press release.

A preliminary exam conference was scheduled Nov. 14.

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