Southport Man Jailed, Facing Charges

By: A-mila West Email
By: A-mila West Email
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SOUTHPORT -- A Southport man is still in the hospital after an overnight shooting. It happened shortly after midnight Friday morning at the victim's home on Hobbs Road.

Sheriff's investigators say the shooting is the result of an extramarital affair.

43-year-old Michael Oloughlin is in the Bay County jail, charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and fleeing and eluding.

Bay County Sheriff's investigators say Oloughlin showed up at a home on Hobbs Road early Friday morning, looking for his wife.
They say the wife was inside the home, sleeping with the owner.

Oloughlin allegedly slashed all four tires on the man's vehicle, knocked on the front door of the home, then tried to force his way inside.

When the owner shut the door on him, authorities say Oloughlin pulled a handgun and shot through the door at least five times.
All five shots hit the homeowner, twice in the left leg and three times in the left arm.

ServPro Project Manager Trevor Bus said, "There is some blood splatter on the kitchen tile and on the kitchen cabinets."

Despite his wounds, the victim managed to call 9-1-1. So did Oloughlin's wife but Oloughlin had already fled the scene.

Bay County Sheriff's deputies spotted his pick-up truck and began a chase up Highway 231. Jackson and Washington County deputies joined in and followed Oloughlin onto Interstate-10, where they deployed spike strips.

Oloughlin hit the strips and crashed his truck. Deputies initially booked him into the Washington County jail, then he was transferred to Bay County. Investigators say he could face more charges.

Oloughlin is due in court tomorrow for a bond hearing. The shooting victim is expected to recover.


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