Arraignment Scheduled Monday for Chesterfield Township Fugitive

Jonathan Elbers, 23 of Reese, MI, was arrested Sunday following a three-day manhunt.

Kidnapping suspect turned fugitive Jonathan Elbers is slated for arraignment Monday on several felony charges, Chesterfield Township police said Sunday.

Elbers, who was apprehended Sunday afternoon following a three-day manhunt, will have a video arraignment in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore from Macomb County Jail, according to Detective Sgt. Deron Myers.

Officer Frank Unger found him inside a hunting blind in woods near a home that he previously broke into in the 25 Mile Road and New Haven Road area by Interstate 94, township police said. 

"He was rolled up in some carpet and he said, 'I had it. I give up,'" Police Chief Bruce Smith told Patch.

Elbers—wanted since approximately 1 a.m. Friday for allegedly attacking and trying to kill his ex-girlfriend—was cooperating with authorities after his arrest, Myers said.

He has been charged in an arrest warrant with assault with intent to murder, a life felony; first-degree home invasion, a 20-year felony; unlawful imprisonment, a 15-year felony; and assaulting an officer causing injury, a 4-year felony.

Check back with Patch for updates.


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