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One arrested, police seek second assailant

Joslin Patrick McEwen

Joslin Patrick McEwen

Cedar Springs Police are seeking the public’s help to identify an assault suspect.
According to Cedar Springs Police Roger Parent, Officer Chad Tucker responded to an assault call in the 100 block of south First Street about 615 p.m., February 13. A 26-year-old Cedar Springs man reported that a neighbor came over to apologize for an incident that happened the day before, and then started to assault him. The victim said that during the altercation, another man—a heavyset white male—also began to assault him. The victim was treated at the scene and taken to the hospital for numerous injuries.
The first suspect, Joslin Patrick McEwen, 29, of Cedar Springs, was arrested and charged with home invasion first degree, a felony charge. (According to Chief Parent, that means he went into the home with intent to commit a crime.) He was also charged with being a habitual offender, 3rd offense. Bond was set at $20,000, cash or surety. A preliminary exam was scheduled for February 26, and the case was bound over to Circuit Court.
Police are still trying to identify the heavyset white male suspect. The victim mentioned seeing tattoos on this person’s neck. The tattoos are of the “Monster” drink logo, what looks like three icicles hanging down and a tattoo of the letters “DC.” There may have been a third person, in a white colored pick-up truck, possibly a Ford, with five orange-colored roof lights. Anyone having information about the unidentified suspect is asked to call the Cedar Springs Police at (616) 696-1311 or Silent Observer at (616) 744-2345.


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