2012-03-01 / News

Gorbachow bound over on attempted murder, weapons charges

A Higgins Lake man was bound over to Circuit Court after waiving preliminary examination in 83rd District Court on charges of attempted murder, felony firearms, carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, discharge of a weapon from a motor vehicle and discharge of a firearm causing serious impairment.

Thomas H. Gorbachow, 55, waived the preliminary hearing on the charges, which stemmed from an Aug. 20, 2011, shooting of a 60-year-old Houghton Lake man in Lake Township.

According to the Michigan State Police, Gorbachow was arrested Sept. 29 of last year after being released from Munson Hospital in Traverse City, where he had been under 24-hour guard after allegedly shooting the Houghton Lake man and then shooting himself. The Houghton Lake man was visiting a female friend (who had had a previous relationship with Gorbachow) when Gorbachow arrived at the residence. The victim told police he and the woman turned to walk away when Gorbachow allegedly shot him in the back.

During the investigation, troopers were dispatched to Lyon Township on a call regarding a suicidal individual, who was found to be Gorbachow, who had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

Gorbachow’s bond remains set at $500,000.

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