Bond doubled, trial ordered for suspect in July shooting, robbery
Courtesy of the state of Michigan
Christopher Tillison, 25, stood mute to all seven charges after 14-A District Court Chief Judge Kirk Tabbey ruled he would stand trial on all counts. A not guilty plea was entered on Tillison’s behalf.
In addition, Tabbey doubled Tillison’s bond, from a $250,000 cash bond to $500,000 cash bond.
Tillison is accused of being involved in the incident on July 10 in the 300 block of Bedford Drive that sent two men to the hospital. One of the men who lived at the apartment was shot in the knee and a 31-year-old Ypsilanti Township man was hit by a car, according to police.
The man who was hit by a car drove the shooting victim to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital before returning to his apartment. Police responded there and then had Huron Valley Ambulance transport the man to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for treatment.
Tillison is charged with three counts of armed robbery and one count each of assault with intent to murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. He will face a pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Donald Shelton.
Exactly three months before the shooting, Tillison was paroled from prison, state records show. He has seven previous felony convictions from 2009, 2007 and 2005.
If convicted, he faces life in prison.
Sgt. Geoffrey Fox said Wednesday that a second suspect has been identified in the case, but there is not enough evidence for criminal charges right now. Police have not released a description.
Police have not released information about the exact sequence of events that occurred inside the apartment.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711.