Police catch man accused of trying to abduct, kill ex-girlfriend - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

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>>

  • Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:48:38 GMT
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
  • Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:26:48 GMT
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
  • Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:57:45 GMT
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

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