Second man arraigned for breaking into marijuana grow operation

Robert Scott McQuestion
Robert Scott McQuestion

REED CITY  — A second man shot during an alleged attempted break-in at a marijuana grow operation last week in Osceola County has been arraigned on charges.

Robert Scott McQuestion, 18, of Cadillac, was arraigned on Tuesday, July 28, in Osceola County's 77th District Court on one count of breaking and entering and one count of conspiracy to commit breaking and entering. Both charges are 10 year felonies. He also is charged with one count of attempted larceny in a building.

His co-defendant, Anthony Gabriel Shurlow, 19, of Cadillac, faces the same charges as McQuestion and was arraigned last week. 

According to police, the breaking and entering occurred at approximately 4 a.m. on Monday, July 21, at a residence on 15 Mile Road near 130th Avenue in Rose Lake Township. McQuestion and Shurlow are thought to have been attempting to steal marijuana plants from a grow operation, when they were confronted and shot by the homeowner.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office became aware of the incident after being contacted by staff at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital, where the two shooting victims went for treatment of their injuries. While Shurlow was soon released from the hospital, McQuestion was transferred to Traverse City for further medical treatment. He was arrested upon his release from the hospital.

Bond for McQuestion and Shurlow is set at $100,000 each. The men remain lodged at the Osceola County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing as the Osceola County Sheriff's Office works on the case. Police still have been unable to make contact with the homeowner who allegedly shot the men, said Osceola County Undersheriff Justin Halladay. It also is still unclear whether the grow operation is legal medical marijuana or not.