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Jeffrey Zeigler Charged with Assault w/Intent to Murder After Shooting at Student

Jeffrey Zeigler Charged with Assault w/Intent to Murder After Shooting at Student

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 13, 2018)

Rochester Hills, MI – On 4/13/2018 the case was presented to the Oakland County Prosecutors’ Office.  The Prosecutor’s Office issued a two count warrant for Jeffery Craig Zeigler a  53 year old Rochester Hills resident.

Count 1:  Assault with Intent to Murder – punishable by life or any number of years.

Court 2:  Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a  Felony – punishable by 2 years consecutively to any preceding terms of imprisonment.

Zeigler, age 53, was video arraigned in front of Judge Julie Nicholson of the 52/3 District Court in Rochester Hills this afternoon.   He was given a $50,000 Cash/Surety bond.  In addition to bond the Judge ordered a GPS tether upon release, alcohol testing and no contact with victim (stay at least ten miles from the victim).

He was scheduled for a pretrial conference on 4/24/18 in front of Judge Nicholson and preliminary exam on 5/1/2018.

Update:  Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett issued a statement.  ““Over the last 24 hours I’ve been working with the leadership of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and Rochester Community Schools and have been kept apprised of the terrible incident which occurred yesterday in one of our neighborhoods. While the City cannot officially comment on matters under investigation, I am personally sickened by the initial reports and they suggest behavior completely unacceptable and inconsistent with the character and values of our community. Our city has a strong and unwavering policy when it comes to acts of hatred. The key excerpt of that policy is referenced below. We stand by this position wholeheartedly and look forward to justice in this case,” he said.

Previous story:

INCIDENT:  08:20 hrs. – City of Rochester Hills – Shots Fired/Assault – #18-67727


SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 2200 block of  S. Christian Hills Dr. on the report of a subject who was trying to break into the house.  The caller reported that a black male was trying to break into her house and her husband chased after him into the yard.  Upon Deputies arrival, it was determined that the husband chased after the male with a 12 gauge shotgun and fired a round toward the fleeing male.  No injuries were reported.


OUTCOME OF INCIDENT: The male subject was located down the street and stated that he missed his bus to Rochester High School and was walking to school when he got lost in the Christian Hills subdivision. He knocked on the door to ask for directions. All subjects were transported back to the substation and interviewed by Detectives.

The male homeowner was transported and lodged at the Oakland County Jail, pending issuance of criminal charges.

ARRESTEE INFORMATION: 53 year old male, resident of Rochester Hills.

VICTIM INFORMATION:  14 year old male, resident of Rochester Hills.

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