By SAMAIA HERNANDEZ, firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Hartford Courant
9:01 p.m. EDT, July 19, 2012
A 48-year-old man who allegedly sent threatening messages to his ex-girlfriend, shot the tires on her car and attempted to shoot another woman was arraigned Thursday on attempted murder and other charges, state police said.
Michael Bailey, of Westerly, R.I., fled after the alleged incidents on Wednesday evening but was located and arrested Wednesday night.
Other charges against him including unlawful discharge of a weapon, reckless endangerment and threatening. Police said he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol while carrying a gun. His bail was set at $1 million.
Bailey allegedly confronted his ex-girlfriend Wednesday evening after he sent a series of threatening text messages. Police said he shot her car's tires and then entered the home, where he allegedly attempted to shoot another woman, police said. An altercation ensued and Bailey fled before officers arrived.
No one was injured.