Man charged with murder in GR stabbing death

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man accused of stabbing and killing another man in Grand Rapids has been formally charged.

Jordan Scott Loomis, 28, was arraigned Friday afternoon on charges of open murder and felony murder in the death of James Earl Robertson.

A courtesy photo of James Earl Robertson.
A courtesy photo of James Earl Robertson.

Detectives started looking for Robertson, 51, on Nov. 25 as part of a missing persons case. His body was found Wednesday at the Grand River Open Space Park between Grand Rapids and Allendale. Police say he was killed somewhere in Grand Rapids, though they have not yet specified where.

Online records show Loomis was booked into the Kent County jail on Sunday for lying to police officer in the course of a violent crime investigation.

Bond was denied at Loomis’ arraignment Friday.

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