Police catch man accused of trying to abduct, kill ex-girlfriend - New York News

Police catch man accused of trying to abduct, kill his ex-girlfriend

Posted: Updated:
Jonathan Elbers, 23 Jonathan Elbers, 23
CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) -

An extensive three-day manhunt came to an end Sunday, when a Chesterfield Police officer discovered a young man wanted for the attempted murder of his girlfriend.

Jonathan Elbers, 23, was arrested Sunday at 12:45 p.m., when Officer Frank Unger discovered him hiding in a deer blind.

The deer blind is located in a heavily wooded area, just north of Washington Road and east of I-94.

Elbers was taken into custody without incident and is cooperating with investigators.

Chesterfield Township Police say they were called to a home on Nicolette near Oakwood at 1:00 a.m. Friday.

They say Elbers' 20-year-old girlfriend informed him she was breaking up with him. Elbers, police say, drove from the Thumb. He got into her home, tied her up and was actually stuffing her into a large bag designed to cover an artificial Christmas tree.

Police say that Elbers told his ex-girlfriend he was going to put her in the back of his truck and shoot her in the head, and when police arrived, the ex-girlfriend struck Elbers with a glass statue seriously cutting his head.

Elbers is expected to be arraigned Monday morning in New Baltimore.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Baby found in teen's shopping bag called homicide

    Baby found in teen's shopping bag called homicide

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:07:27 GMT
    The New York City medical examiner has ruled that the death of a baby found in a teenager's shopping bag was a homicide.
    The New York City medical examiner has ruled that the death of a baby found in a teenager's shopping bag was a homicide.
  • Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office

    Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:36:50 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she might run for office someday - if she becomes dissatisfied with the job her elected representatives are doing.
    Chelsea Clinton says she might run for office someday - if she becomes dissatisfied with the job her elected representatives are doing.
  • NJ mom charged with trying to kill her 3 teens

    NJ mom charged with trying to kill her 3 children

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:25:35 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman is in custody on charges she tried to kill her three children by driving her car into the Delaware River.
    A southern New Jersey woman is in custody on charges she tried to kill her three children by driving her car into the Delaware River.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices