A Sparta Township man was arrested last week on criminal sexual conduct charges after Cedar Springs Police reopened a nearly two-year-old investigation into the case.
According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, Sgt. Edward Good reopened a criminal sexual conduct investigation, filed back in 2010, after he was contacted by the Kent County Sheriff Department with new information. Sgt Good’s follow-up and interviews resulted in a 2-count felony warrant being issued for Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st degree (during a felony) against Jason Hoover, 32.
“Due to the criminal charges pending and the age of the victim, little else can be disclosed about the case,” explained Parent. “We are very pleased knowing that this two year old case is once again open, with felony charges authorized by the prosecutor.”
Hoover is no stranger to either Cedar Springs Police or the Kent County Sheriff Department. He has served time in prison for domestic violence, possession of a firearm by a felon, and marijuana and cocaine charges. Those latter charges were due to a traffic stop by Cedar Springs Police in 2010. He got out of prison in April 2011.
He is currently in the Kent County jail on a multitude of charges. He was arrested in early March on more drug charges, and then new charges were brought on March 19 of fleeing and eluding a police officer, reckless driving, and operating on a suspended or revoked license. The CSC charges were added March 22, with a $100,000 cash or surety bond.