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Woman arrested for trooper’s death


Thomasina Shani Jones

The Michigan State Police have arrested the driver responsible for the crash that recently led to the death of Tpr. Caleb Starr, of the MSP Lakeview Post.

According to Spl/Lt. David Cope, at approximately 10:45 a.m. Monday morning, August 3, troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post arrested Thomasina Shani Jones, 28, of Montezuma Creek, UT. She was driving the vehicle that crossed the center line and collided with Tpr. Starr’s Patrol vehicle on the evening of July 10 on Grand River Avenue in Ionia County. A four-count arrest warrant with the following charges was issued by the Ionia Co. Prosecutor’s Office:

Tpr. Caleb Starr
  • Homicide – Murder – Second Degree
  • Operating With a High BAC Causing Death With a Prior Conviction
  • Operating While License Suspended, Revoked, Denied – Causing Death
  • Operating While Intoxicated

Troopers arrested the woman at a residence in Ionia, where she was taken into custody without incident before being lodged at the Ionia County Jail.  She was arraigned this afternoon in Ionia County and is being held with no bond.

Also, funeral service information for Tpr. Starr is not yet available.

Previous stories:

Trooper passes away

MSP trooper in critical condition

New troopers added to Rockford, Lakeview posts

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State police investigate attempted suicide


 

In the early morning of Monday, January 23, 2017, Troopers from MSP-Lakeview were assisting the Ionia County Sheriff’s Department to locate a man who had been in a yard threatening to shoot himself with a rifle in the Belding area. The subject left the scene after police were contacted. However, the investigation led troopers to a possible address in Oakfield Township where they might find him.

After they arrived on scene, troopers saw a man in a vehicle matching the given description. The man got out of the vehicle and troopers attempted to establish communication with him. The man immediately placed a rifle to his head and fired one round. There were no shots fired by responding officers.

After securing the scene, troopers performed first aid until medics arrived on scene. The man was transported by ambulance to Butterworth Hospital with a critical injury. The man, who was identified as the man they were looking for from the previous incident, is not expected to survive.

As of Wednesday, January 25, the police had no new information to pass along on the shooting.

Investigation into the incident is ongoing. Assisting at the scene was MSP-Rockford, Ionia County Sheriff Department, Kent County Sheriff Department, and Rockford Ambulance.

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