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Sturgis Police Release More On Assault Suspect
Friday Jul 18, 2014 5:57pm
Sturgis, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(STURGIS) – Sturgis Police have released more information on the suspect wanted in relation to an assault that happened Thursday night.

Detective-Sergeant Ryan Banaszak says the Department is attempting to locate 26 year old Jorel Gefferard. He is a black male, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 160 pounds with brown eyes and black hair in short dreadlocks. He also goes by the nicknames “CJ” and “Bug”.

He is wanted for assault with intent to murder and malicious destruction of a building.

Officers were called to the Quail Run Apartments at 1011 Cato Lane just before 10 PM Thursday on a report of two people fighting and one of them being attacked with a hatchet. Officers located the male victim who suffered a large cut to the hand and a gash to the upper back.

Anyone with information on this incident or Gefferard's location is asked to contact Detective-Sergeant Banaszak by calling 269-651-3231 or St. Joseph County Central Dispatch at 269-467-4195.

Jorel Gefferard (photo courtesy of Sturgis Police)
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