4 men charged in kidnapping of GR man who escaped

Mug shots of Marquan Cummings, Robert Long, Logan Love and Qumari Trimble -- all suspects in the kidnapping of a Grand Rapids man.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Four men accused of kidnapping a Grand Rapids man who escaped 75 miles away are facing formal charges in the case.

Logan Love, 20; 24-year-old Robert Kenneth Daniel Long; 19-year-old Marquan Rueben-Ray Cummings; and 20-year-old Qumari Myron Trimble were arraigned Monday morning, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department.

Love and Long are each charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Cummings and Trimble are charged with armed robbery and unlawful imprisonment, police said.

The victim was identified in court as 53-year-old Robert Lee Long. Love is his son, prosecutors said, and Robert Kenneth Daniel Long his nephew. Cummings and Trimble are brothers, but are not related to the victims.

The victim was taken from his house in the 800 block of Alexander Street SE shortly after midnight Thursday. He was bound with duct tape, assaulted and forced into his own vehicle, police said. The suspects then drove him to ATMs and forced him to withdraw cash, Gratiot County Sheriff Doug Wright told the Morning Sun in Mount Pleasant.

The victim escaped about seven hours later while in the 800 block of E. Center Street in Ithaca, according to the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office. He then flagged down a driver who called 911. He is OK.

Grand Rapids police spotted the victim’s vehicle on Rumsey Street SW Friday morning. When they approached, Love and Robert Kenneth Daniel Long ran into an abandoned building and were arrested a short time later.

Police say the two other suspects were found sitting in their vehicle in the 500 block of Worden Street SE around 6:32 p.m. Friday. Police arrested them without incident.

Robert Kenneth Daniel Long is being held on a $750,000 bond, Love’s bond was set at $500,000, and bond for both Trimble and Cummings is $250,000.

All four suspects will be back in court on July 11 for probable cause hearings and July 18 for preliminary hearings.

–24 Hour News 8’s Heather Walker contributed to this report.

***Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated the suspects would be back in court on July 11 for their preliminary hearings. We apologize for the error.