Man turns self in, jailed in BC homicide

Ghermell Bolden (Undated photo courtesy BCPD)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) – The second suspect in an early Tuesday homicide has turned himself in to Battle Creek police.

Ghermell Jaques Bolden, who was considered armed and dangerous, surrendered himself in Tuesday evening, according to a release from the Battle Creek Police Department.

BCPD says Bolden is connected to the death of Allyn William Reeve, Jr.

Around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers were called to a break-in in progress in the 100 block of East Territorial Road. While en route, an officer was flagged down by a female who said a 27-year-old man had been shot in the house.

BCPD responds to a homicide on East Territorial. (June 17, 2014)
(BCPD responds to a homicide on East Territorial. June 17, 2014)

The officer found Reeve unresponsive at the home and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

There appeared to have been a struggle before Reeve was shot in the chest, police said.

Police began looking for two suspects.

“We believe that there was one handgun used, at least, so the suspects are considered armed and dangerous,” Sgt. Jim Martens said.

Tuesday afternoon, BCPD said it received information that the suspects were in a residence on Dusty Trail in Bedford Township. After police set up a perimeter, one of the suspects tried to run, but was caught and arrested, according to police. That person’s name has not yet been released.

Police said they searched the Dusty Trail residence for evidence.

Bolden, 22, remained at large until he turned himself in. Police say he was interviewed and then jailed on charges connected to the homicide.

They said they were not sure if Reeve knew the suspects and were working to find out what lead to his death.

“It appears that it was drug related, other than that, we’re investigating further,” Martens said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BCPD at 269.966.3322 or Silent Observer at 269.781.9700.

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