Probable cause hearing July 28
LAPEER COUNTY — A man wanted by police in connection with the alleged murder case of a Lapeer County woman arrived safely to the Lapeer County Jail, after an eventful journey to Michigan from Montana.
Chadwick Shane Mobley had been taken into custody, performed a Houdini-like act to escape and then was re-captured on July 10 and later transported to Lapeer County.
Authorities had placed KC Grondin under arrest shortly after the incident and following a jury trial, Grondin was found guilty and continued his stay in jail.
Family members and friends felt from the onset that Grondin was innocent and have mounted a campaign to have him freed.
He was released from prison, with a tether attached and placed on house arrest, pending further investigation.
In a press release from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, AG Dana Nessel said Mobley, 42, was arraigned Monday in Lapeer County in 71-A District Court before Magistrate Michael C. Delling on murder and felony firearm charges.
The charges against Mobley stem from his alleged connection to the murder of Andrea Eilber, who was shot at a relative’s home in Lapeer County.
Evidence found at the scene was tested for DNA during the immediate investigation, and again in 2022 in a renewed effort that positively identified Mobley, who resided in the state of Utah by then.
Mobley fled the state shortly after questioning by Michigan State Police and was apprehended by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department in Libby, Montana.
While being transported from Montana to Michigan for arraignment, Mobley escaped the custody of Prisoner Transport Services, LLC, a private transport company from Nashville, TN.
Through the coordination of multiple law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshall’s Service, the Sanders County Sheriff’s Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mobley was once again apprehended and returned to Michigan.
Mobley is being charged with one count, first degree murder, a felony that carries a life sentence without the possibility of parole; one count, felony murder, a felony that carries a life sentence without the possibility of parole; and, one count, felony firearm, a two-year felony.
Mobley’s probable cause conference is scheduled for July 28, 2023, at 9 a.m. before Judge Laura Barnard.
AG Nessel said a criminal charge is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.