Police: Man arrested after making threats to kill several people

Posted: 10:46 AM, Jun 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-29 14:46:31Z

A 36-year-old man is facing several felonies after police say he made threats to kill several people.

The Ionia County Sheriff's office says it received information that Jason Proper of Lowell had made multiple threats to go to a Grand Rapids business to kill his ex-girlfriend and several of her co-workers.

Police in Grand Rapids quickly responded and security the business, while other officers tracked Proper down. He was located in the Saranac/Lowell area but refused to pull over, leading police on a short chase. He eventually stopped the vehicle and attempted to run away, but was quickly apprehended and taken into custody.

Police searched Proper's home and located firearms as well as electronic devices to commit the crime. Proper was arraigned on nearly a dozen felonies, including: aggravated stalking, false report or threat of terrorism, felon in possession of a firearm, fleeing and eluding and possession of marijuana.

Proper is currently being held on a $250,000 cash bond.