Shelby man allegedly shoots at another man, attempts to run him over with car.

June 7, 2021


Shelby man allegedly shoots at another man, attempts to run him over with car.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

SHELBY — A 30-year-old Shelby man faces up to life in prison for allegedly shooting at another man with a handgun and then attempting to run him over with his car Thursday night, June 3, in the Village of Shelby.

Phillip Dean Marsala, of 716 W. Shelby Rd., was arraigned in Oceana County’s 78th District Court on felony charges of assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do bodily harm less than murder and felony firearm, according to court records.

The incident occurred at the intersection of First and State streets shortly after 10 p.m., said Shelby Police Chief Steven Waltz. It appears that a love triangle motivated the crime. 

The victim, who is a 31-year-old Shelby man, was struck by the car, Waltz said, but refused medical treatment and did not appear to be injured. He did not receive any gunshot wounds. 

Marsala turned himself in to authorities and was arrested, Waltz said. 

Shelby police were assisted by the Michigan State Police and the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. 

Marsala is lodged in the Oceana County Jail on a $250,000/cash/surety/10 percent bond. A preliminary conference is scheduled for June 14 at 3 p.m.

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