By Nathan Woodside
A Troy man charged with shooting his female partner to death on Tuesday, Sept. 5, is free after posting 10 percent of a $1 million bond.
Michael S. Perham, 52, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. The charges allege that Perham, without lawful justification, shot Maha Tiimob. Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine said Perham and Tiimob had been in a relationship.
According to Troy Police Chief Chris Wasser, police were called to a residence at 2146 Tramore that morning at 4:50 a.m. for the report of a female suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
When police arrived, Perham was standing at the front door of the residence with his hands up. Police took him into custody without incident. Inside the apartment, they found Tiimob with multiple gunshot wounds. Despite life-saving efforts, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Associate Judge Ryan Jumper set Perham’s $1 million bond. Perham was released after posting bail on Friday.
It is recorded in court records that Perham is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Wasser has said in a press release that he doesn’t believe Perham is a danger to the public. Both he and a spokesperson from Haine’s office declined to comment further on the case, citing an ongoing investigation and court proceedings.
A crew from a company specializing in cleanup was seen working at the apartment on Monday morning.
A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. Court records do not indicate if Perham has hired an attorney.