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Grand Rapids man wanted in triple homicide case out of Jackson County taken into custody

Zacharie Scott Borton
Posted at 1:00 PM, Aug 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-24 07:41:54-04

JACKSON, Mich. — A man from Grand Rapids wanted in connection to a triple homicide case out of Jackson County has been arrested.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office identified Zacharie Scott Borton as a possible suspect in the deaths of three men found at a home in Grass Lake Township.

Grand Rapids Police confirm to FOX 17 News on Tuesday that Borton was arrested Monday and was located around 7:30 p.m. off 3rd Street NW in Grand Rapids and taken into custody without incident.

According to investigators, the 43 year old Borton was staying at the residence on Fishville Road.

80-year-old Delmar Eugene Fraley, 70-year-old Edward John Kantzler and 70-year-old Michael George Pauli were found dead Sunday morning. All three had gunshot wounds.

Sheriff Gary Schuette says Kantzler’s vehicle, a red 2006 Ford Explorer with the license plate EDH 1595, was stolen from the residence. The sheriff’s office believes Borton may have been driving it.

Borton is wanted by Grand Rapids police for one count of felonious assault and one count of discharging a firearm into a building.

Anyone with information is asked to contact with Detective Sergeant Bryan Huttenlocker at (517) 768-7931 or mid-Michigan Crime Stoppers at (517) 483-7687 (STOP).

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