WYOMING, Mich. —
The Wyoming man who led police on a chase that ended in a shootout on a Grand Rapids freeway waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday, sending his felony cases to Kent County Circuit Court.
Adam Nolin, 33, is accused of leading police on a chase after gunning down his girlfriend, Tia Randall, at a Wyoming mobile home park. The Sept. 27 chase ended along the U.S. 131 S-curve after an officer struck Nolin with his cruiser.
Nolin appeared in court Wednesday, Jan. 16, to hear evidence against him, but opted to waive the hearing.
The case will be set for trial unless Nolin decides to enter pleas. He faces multiple charges, including open murder and two counts of attempted murder. If convicted, Nolin faces up to life in prison.
The last time Nolin appeared in court was on Oct. 10 for a probable cause conference. His criminal cases were put on hold after Wyoming District Court Judge Pablo Cortes approved a forensic evaluation for Nolin.
Defense attorney Charles Clapp said the forensic review determined that Nolin was competent to assist in his own defense.
Initially, Nolin was charged with attempted murder for shooting at police during the chase. A charge of open murder was eventually added for the shooting death of Randall at Creekside Estates mobile home park.
Police say he shot Randall and left the scene, leading officers on a five mile chase.
Nolin remains held in Kent County jail without bond.