GREENVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are looking for three suspects linked to a stabbing, a carjacking and three robberies in three different jurisdictions.
The first incident happened in Wyoming at the Jim Williams Motel in the 3800 block of S. Division, according to Wyoming police.
The victim, a 50-year-old man, told 24 Hour News 8 Tuesday he answered a knock on his motel room door around 3 a.m. Saturday.
Two men wearing dark, hooded clothing entered his room, stabbed him twice and then robbed him.
“He just said, ‘Give me all your money,’ and stabbed me in the throat,” the victim told 24 Hour News 8.
He was also stabbed once in the abdomen, he believes with a knife.
The two men then left with a woman, believed to be Wonsey, who had been in the victim’s room with him. The victim as taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police say one of the suspects was Leussenkamp, with whom the victim is acquainted.
“They’re just going on a crime spree until they eventually get caught, and they started with me,” that man said. “They the one who got to pay the price, not me. What goes around comes around, the way I look at it,” he said.
Around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, an elderly Rockford woman leaving the Greenville Meijer was carjacked, according to Greenville Department of Public Safety Chief Mark Reiss confirmed.
A woman believed to be Wonsey asked the Rockford woman for a ride and the Rockford woman agreed, Reiss said. After Wonsey got in the car — a silver, four-door, 2006 Chevrolet Impala — two men also got in.
One of the men, believed to be Leussenkamp, held a screwdriver to the Rockford woman’s throat and told her that he didn’t want to stab another person, Reiss said.
The three forced the Rockford woman to drive them to Danish Kingdom park in Greenville, where they forced her out of the car and left, taking her car and purse, according to Reiss. She was not hurt.
Reiss said the three then drove to Grand Rapids and then about 160 miles to Mount Clemens north of Detroit, where they allegedly broke into a woman’s home, assaulted her, robbed her and then left. The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is now seeking the three in connection to that crime.
The three are believed to have left Michigan, Reiss said, and the U.S. Marshals Service is aiding in the search for them. Monday, the Montcalm County Prosecutor’s Office issued a nationwide extradition warrant for the trio for the carjacking.
Leussenkamp had been living in Ned Honeysette’s basement in Wyoming.
“I hope they get him,” Honeysette said.
Honeysette said he saw Leussenkamp and another man partying Friday night.
“They were like kids on drugs, crack, or something. He was doing something,” He said. “I’ve never seen Danny like that. He was stumbling all over, couldn’t talk.”
Leussenkamp has a criminal history dating back to 2005 that includes convictions for larceny, home invasion and retail fraud. Most recently in 2007, he pleaded guilty to second-degree home invasion and safe breaking in Kent County. He was sent to prison and paroled in June of this year. He was set to be on parole until 2016. He was supposed to be wearing an electronic tether, but police say he cut it off.
“I want him caught,” Honeysette said. “He’s dangerous, very dangerous. If he did this stuff you just said he did, he needs to be put away for life.”
Seely, of Belding, has a criminal history out of Ionia County that includes convictions for contributing to delinquency of a minor in 2007, and assault with a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering of a coin-operated device in 2008. He spent a few days in jail for each case.
Wonsey’s criminal record is clean.