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Crime spree suspect charged in Wyoming stabbing

Crime spree suspect charged in Wyoming stabbing

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) – A man accused of leading a cross-state crime spree, ranging from carjacking to assault, appeared in a courtroom Friday morning to face charges.



Daniel Leussenkamp is considered a habitual offender which means the charges could land him behind bars for the rest of his life.


Police say over a span of a few days, Leussenkamp robbed and stabbed a Wyoming man at a motel, carjacked an elderly woman in Greenville, and drove to Macomb County near Detroit where he committed an armed robbery.


My Town Wyoming: Gordmans ribbon cutting celebration July 25

My Town Wyoming: Gordmans ribbon cutting celebration July 25

WYOMING, Mich.--  The Wyoming Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome Wyoming's newest store with a ribbon cutting celebration at 8:30 a.m. July 25.

Gordmans opened to the public on July 17. The new 50,000-square-foot store is located at 4910 Wilson Ave. SW, next to The Home Depot in the Wilsontown Shopping Center.  The new retailer is expected to employ 100 people.

Friday's ceremony kicks off  Gordmans' grand opening celebration, which runs through July 27.

The Wyoming store is one of six Gordmans stores opening in the country this year. The discount department store opened its first West Michigan store in Norton Shores in March. 

Stabbing victim relieved crime wave suspects in custody

Wyoming, Mich. (WZZM) – A 50-year-old Wyoming man stabbed during what police call a crime spree is relieved the three suspects are in custody.

"That's good," says Jeff, the only name the wounded man wants published. "I'll sleep good tonight."

Jeff says he and girlfriend Kimberly Wonsey were sleeping in his room at the Jim Williams Motel on Division Avenue early Saturday morning.

At about 3:30 a.m. he says Daniel Leussenkamp and Kevin Seely knocked on the door.

"I got up and opened the door, and Lessenkamp said it was a robbery and stabbed me," recalls Jeff. "He forced his way back into the house and stabbed me again. He told Kimberly to get her clothes, she was leaving with them. They took what money I had and left."

Jeff says Leussenkamp and Wonsey had a relationship before Leussenkamp was sentenced to prison.

Craigslist killer may have had multiple personality disorder

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A criminology expert has some interesting theories about Craigslist triple murder and suicide.

Daniel Kennedy, a criminologist and professor at Oakland University believes there are multiple personality disorders at work in this case.

The suspect is Brady Oestrike, 31, of Wyoming. "It would appear that he suffered from a number of paraphilia's or bizarre sexual practices," says Kennedy.

Police began investigating the case last week, when the body of 25-year old Charles Oppenneer was found beheaded in Gezon Park, in Wyoming.

My Town: Trio wanted for carjacking in Greenville

My Town: Trio wanted for carjacking in Greenville

GREENVILLE, Mich.— Authorities are looking for a West Michigan trio wanted for a series of crimes, including stealing a Rockford woman’s vehicle.

The incident happened July 20 outside the Meijer in Greenville. Daniel Edward Leussenkamp Jr., 25, Kimberly Ann Wonsey, 20, both of Wyoming, and Kevin Michael Seely, 25, of Belding are all wanted on carjacking charges.

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Wyoming Police reveal more info on triple homicide

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Wyoming Police have released more details about last week's triple homicide.

Brooke Slocum, 18, and Charles Oppenneer, 25, were killed last week. Slocum's soon-to-be born baby also died.

Brady Oestrike, the suspect in the murders, took his own life on Thursday, July 17, after a chase with police.

Wyoming Police released Monday morning that the cause of Oppenneer's death was likely trauma to the head, but the exact cause has not yet been determined, due to the fact that Oppenneer's head had been removed from his body and has not yet been found.

Wyoming police respond to shooting

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Wyoming police surrounded a home in connection with a shooting Monday evening.

A viewer called the WZZM 13 Information Center after armed officers started searching her neighborhood.

Police on-scene say they were called to a shooting in the area of Flossie and Cutler. No one was badly injured, but the investigation took authorities to a home in the area of Cutler and Arnold.

Police blocked off the neighborhood.

There's no word yet on what investigators found or if they made any arrests.