2017-08-10 / Front Page

Resident charged with home invasion and felony assault

Jordan Thomas Ramey Jordan Thomas Ramey MANISTIQUE – On Aug. 9, Manistique Public Safety Director Kenneth Golat released a press release involving a home invasion and felony assault arrest.

The release stated at 11 a.m., Aug. 8, Manistique Public Safety Officers were called to investigate the report of a home invasion and assault upon Karissa Gregurash, who resides at 626 Manistique Ave., in the city of Manistique.

Investigation at the scene determined that a violent home invasion had occurred in the early morning hours and that there was a second victim, Joshua Phelps of Manistique who resides several blocks away on Garden Avenue.

Officers immediately located Phelps at his home and found he had serious injuries which required immediate transport by ambulance to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.

The press release further stated investigation determined the suspect in these crimes was Jordan Thomas Ramey, 19, also a resident of Manistique. Police attempted to locate Ramey and he was eventually taken into custody and lodged in the Schoolcraft County Jail during the evening hours of Aug. 8.

Schoolcraft County Prosecutor Tim Noble reviewed the investigation and issued formal charges against Ramey which include: Count one - Home invasion first degree, a 20 year felony and or $5,000 fine; Count two - Assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by strangulation, a 10 year felony and or $5,000 fine; Count three - Assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by strangulation; Count four - Habitual offender second offense notice, which is a sentencing enhancement upon conviction of above said crimes.

Jordan Thomas Ramey was arraigned before 93rd District Court on Wednesday for the above crimes.

District Court Judge Mark Louma set bond at $50,000 cash or surety and a preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 30 at 2:30 p.m.

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