Police investigating kidnapping in NW Grand Rapids

Posted at 11:10 AM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-01 00:07:47-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Police are investigating a possible kidnapping incident in Grand Rapids.

Police say that a 53-year-old man was kidnapped Thursday from the Grand Rapids area and taken to Ithaca, Michigan.  He was able to escape early Friday morning and contacted the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim told police about the suspect’s vehicle and Grand Rapids Police spotted it Friday morning on Rumsey Street SW.  When police tried to stop the suspects, they ran. One suspect ran into a wooded area and the other went to a home on Graham Street NW.  Both suspects have been taken into custody but police were continuing to search for two others.

Late Friday night, GRPD says the search for the two additional suspects was off after two men were arrested in the 500 block of Worden Street SE. Police have only identified them as a 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old man.

The motive in the kidnapping is not clear.

The case will be presented to the Kent County Prosecutors for review early next week.