Man charged for threats to shoot up GR business

Ionia County
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IONIA, Mich. (WOOD) — An Ionia County man is facing charges after he allegedly made threats to shoot multiple people at a business in Grand Rapids. 

The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office said 36-year-old Jason Duane Proper was arraigned Thursday on the following felony charges:

  • Aggravated stalking;
  • Using a computer to commit a crime;
  • False report of a threat of terrorism;
  • Using a computer to commit a crime;
  • Felon in possession of a firearm;
  • Felon in possession of ammunition;
  • Fleeing and eluding police;
  • Resisting and obstructing police.

The sheriff’s office said Proper made multiple threats to go to his ex-girlfriend’s work and shoot her along with everyone at the business. After authorities received information about the threats, Grand Rapids police went to the business and secured the area. 

Deputies went to his house in the 700 block of Whites Bridge Road in Keene Township, near Lowell. After a short time, deputies spotted a man driving nearby and tried to pull him over. After a short pursuit, the driver stopped the vehicle and ran a short distance before deputies were able to take him into custody.

Authorities found several firearms as well as electronic devices used to commit the crime after searching Proper’s house, the sheriff’s office said. 

While Proper had the means to carry out an actual attack, the sheriff’s office said they don’t believe he was going to do it. He told investigators he just made the threats to get his ex-girlfriend’s attention. 

Proper is being held on a $250,000 cash bond. 

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