Crime spree suspect faces 4 charges in stabbing


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The first court hearing for one of three people accused a stabbing, carjacking and assault is set for Friday.

Daniel Leussenkamp, 25, is expected in a Wyoming courtroom to face felony charges of armed robbery, assault with intent to commit murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and home invasion. Two of those charges carry a possible sentence of life in prison.

The charges stem from an early Saturday incident at Division Avenue motel in which Leussenkamp allegedly stabbed a man. The victim sustained two wounds — one to his neck and a long slash to his abdomen. He spent four days in the hospital.

An hour or so before the stabbing, Leussenkamp, who had been paroled from prison in June, cut off his Michigan Department of Corrections electronic tether. A little more than an hour later, authorities put out a warrant for his arrest in a statewide law enforcement database.

But by then, Leussenkamp, Kevin Seely and Kimberly Wonsey were off on a crime spree, according to police.

Sunday morning, the trio allegedly carjacked a woman at the Greenville Meijer parking lot. They dropped her off at a park on the other side of Greenville and left town in her car.

Sunday night, they were said to be in Mount Clemens, where they allegedly assaulted and robbed a woman there.

Wednesday, Leussenkamp and Wonsey were arrested at York Creek Apartments just north of Grand Rapids, and U.S. Marshals and local police found Seely in Little Falls, NY.

A prosecutor in New York told 24 Hour News 8 Seely will get a hearing Friday or early next week to see if he will fight his return to Michigan.

Leussenkamp, Seely and Wonsey each face charges different counties. It will probably take months before all the cases work their way through the various courts.

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