GREENVILLE— A trio with local ties are on the run after their alleged involvement in a stabbing in Wyoming, a carjacking in Greenville and an assault and robbery in Mount Clemens.
A nationwide manhunt is underway for Daniel Edward Leussenkamp Jr., 25, and Kimberly Ann Wonsey, 20, both of Wyoming, and Kevin Michael Seely, 25, of Belding, according to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mark Reiss.
According to Reiss, an elderly woman from Rockford was shopping on Sunday morning at the Meijer in Greenville for party supplies for her grandson’s graduation party. The woman was getting into her car in the Meijer parking lot around 9:30 a.m. when she was approached by Wonsey, who asked if she could hitch a ride with the Rockford woman to the Danish Kingdom park area.
When the Rockford woman agreed to give Wonsey a ride, Leussenkamp and Seeley hurried over and also got into the Rockford woman’s car. Leussenkamp held a screwdriver to the Rockford woman’s throat and forced her to drive to the Danish Kingdom park.
The Rockford woman was then forced to exit the vehicle. The three suspects stole her purse and then left with her car, a silver four-door 2006 Chevy Impala.
The Rockford woman was not physically injured.
According to Reiss, the Rockford woman remembered something Leussenkamp said while he was holding the screwdriver to her throat.
“He made a statement that he did not want to stab another person,” Reiss said.
Reiss said this information proved to be critical in helping police identify the suspects, as Leussenkamp is believed to have been involved in a stabbing on Friday in Wyoming, leaving someone injured.
On Saturday, the trio came to Belding, where they have family members and friends. During this time, Leussenkamp made reference to his plans for the weekend.
“He made a statement to some people that he was going to get a screwdriver and jack a car, all of which he did,” Reiss said.
After the Sunday morning carjacking, the trio drove to Grand Rapids and then to Mount Clemens, where they are believed to have entered a woman’s home and assaulted and robbed her before leaving.
The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office pegged the trio as suspects in the Mount Clemens assault after learning that Greenville police were on the lookout for the trio, according to Macomb County Sheriff’s Capt. John Roberts.
Warrants for the Greenville carjacking were issued by the Montcalm County Prosecutor’s Office with a nationwide extradition order on Monday morning. The three suspects are no longer believed to be in Michigan. The U.S. Marshall’s Office is now involved in the investigation.
“We’re actively after them,” Reiss said. “We’ll catch up to them.”
The Wyoming Department of Public Safety did not immediately respond to a Freedom Of Information Act request seeking information about Friday’s stabbing.
According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, Leussenkamp was convicted of safe breaking and second-degree home invasion in Kent County and was sentenced in 2007 to from six to 30 years in prison. He was placed on parole on June 10 in Kent County.
Leussenkamp is currently an absconder, having cut off his tether over the weekend, according to Reiss.
According to Ionia County 8th Judicial Circuit Court records, Seeley was convicted of assault with a weapon and breaking and entering a coin-operated device in 2008. He was sentenced to 7 days and 3 days in jail, respectively.
According to Ionia County 64A District Court records, Seeley was also convicted of malicious destruction of property in 2008 and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in 2006. All three of those counts were misdemeanors.
According to Kent County 61st District Court records, Wonsey was convicted of soliciting prostitution and was sentenced in December 2013 to 1 day in jail and probation.