ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - An Allendale Township man was charged Monday after he allegedly held his ex-girlfriend hostage at gunpoint for more than an hour.
The woman, a 20-year-old Grand Valley State University student, told Ottawa County sheriff's deputies that her ex-boyfriend, Jonathan Wilson, held her hostage Saturday afternoon, according to Lt. Mark Bennett.
The woman told authorities 22-year-old Wilson, a former GVSU student, had called her. He seemed to have been drinking and was despondent about their recent breakup. She went to his apartment at 48 West out of concern for his well-being.
"He had made some statements to lead the victim to believe that he was going to harm himself. So the victim went over to talk to him, try to convince him to get some help," said Bennett. "That's when he grabbed her and held her against her will."
Holding a gun to her head, authorities said, he forced her to stay there for more than an hour.
She managed to escape when he went into another room. She was not injured.
Wilson had a valid concealed carry permit for the gun he used. Authorities confiscated several other weapons from his apartment.
Wilson was arrested and arraigned Monday on one count of felony unlawful imprisonment and one count of felonious assault. If convicted of both counts, he could spend up to 24 years in prison.
Bond was set at $5,000. He remains lodged in the Ottawa County Jail.
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