Man charged in Port Huron officer's death remains jailed
A man charged in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Port Huron police officer will remain held in jail without bond, a judge ordered Tuesday.
Joshua Bauman, 30, has been charged with first-degree murder, assault with intent to murder, first-degree home invasion and felony firearm possession.
A probable cause conference for the case against Bauman was held Tuesday and the judge ruled the matter could proceed to its preliminary examination hearing, scheduled for Sept. 11, according to St. Clair County Court records.
The judge also ordered Bauman held without bond, the records said.
Authorities accuse Bauman of breaking into an apartment on Aug. 24 and shooting Lt. Joel Wood, who was visiting a 29-year-old woman in Clyde Township, near Port Huron.
Wood, 45, was a 22-year veteran of the Port Huron Police Department.
Bauman then fled the area but police found him at a gas station on Telegraph Road in Southfield, about 75 miles from the scene of the crime, a few hours later.
If convicted, Bauman faces up to life in prison for the murder charge.