3 suspects in crime spree arrested


ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – Three suspects connected to a stabbing, a carjacking and a break-in and assault were arrested Wednesday — two in Kent County, and one in New York state.

Daniel Leussenkamp, 25, and 20-year-old Kimberly Wonsey were taken into custody at the York Creek apartment complex after the U.S. Marshals Service searched the area of Alpenhorn Drive NW.

Left to right: Daniel Leuseenkamp, Kevin Seely and Kimberly Wonsey. (July 23, 2014)
(Left to right: Daniel Leuseenkamp, Kevin Seely and Kimberly Wonsey.)

Leussenkamp and Wonsey showed up at a close friend’s apartment at York Creek Wednesday morning, the friend told 24 Hour News 8.

Initially Wednesday afternoon, the friend said that she reported the suspects to police. But when she agreed to be interviewed on camera Wednesday night, she said she invited the suspects into her apartment and was surprised when police showed up to arrest them about an hour later.

“We got a tip from Silent Observer that at least one of them was here at the complex,” Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Steve Hetherington said. “We set up surveillance and started to gather enough people around to knock on an apartment door.”

“A mass amount of U.S. Marshals — there were at least a good 12 to 16 U.S. Marshals,” witness Al Willis said. “On top or 10 to 15 police officers that were from the county. As well as a GRPD police officer and a bunch of unmarked vehicles.”

“The marshals all had their guns drawn. It just all happened so quick,” witness Joe Singola said.

Wonsey was taken into custody without incident. Leussenkamp tried to run from police and was able to make it about a half of a mile away before police caught him.

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Authorities also towed a silver Chevy Impala away from the scene — a car matching the description of the car the trio allegedly carjacked from a woman on Sunday in Greenville.

Not long after Leussenkamp and Wonsey were taken into custody, the U.S. Marshals said Kevin Seely, 25, had been arrested late Wednesday afternoon in Little Falls, NY. He  was arrested without incident. He will be held at a jail in Herkimer, NY, and will face extradition proceedings there, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

Police were searching for the three in connection to a stabbing in Wyoming, a carjacking in Greenville and a break-in and assault in Mount Clemens.

Tuesday, Greenville Department of Public Safety Chief Mark Reiss said it was believed the trio had left the state.

None of the suspects lived at York Creek, according to a spokesman for the complex.

Kent County prosecutors have charged Leussenkamp with five counts in Wyoming including armed robbery, assault with intent to commit murder, and home invasion. He is being held on a $500,000 bond and is expected to be arraigned Friday morning.

Wonsey appeared in Wyoming District Court Thursday morning on an unrelated warrant.

 

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