DATE REPORTED: Friday, February 25, 2022
LOCATION OCCURRED: 1100 Block of Melrose Ave., Township and County of Kalamazoo
The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department was dispatched to a home in the 1100 block of Melrose Ave., on the report of a disturbance. Officers found a 51 year old Kalamazoo Township woman had been stabbed and burned. The suspect, who is related to the victim and was staying in the home overnight, was arrested at the scene and lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail on the charge of attempted murder, torture and false imprisonment.
- One count of attempted murder: Attempted murder is a felony, and if found guilty, the sentence may be up to life in prison
- One count of torture: Torture is a felony, and if found guilty, the sentence may be up to a life in prison
- One count of unlawful imprisonment: Unlawful imprisonment is a felony, and if found guilty, the sentence may be up to 15 years in prison
The case remains under investigation and will be forwarded to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Office for review. Anyone with information is asked to call the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (269) 381-0391 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.
VICTIM’S INJURIES: The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.
AGENCIES ASSISTING: Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department, Life Ambulance, Kalamazoo Township Fire Department.
FOR NEWS RELEASE BEGINNING: DATE: February 25, 2022 TIME: 11:15 a.m.
AUTHOR: Lt. Scott Jackson
SUPERVISOR APPROVING NEWS RELEASE: Chief Bryan Ergang