NEW BALTIMORE (WWJ) – Bond was set at $2,100,000 cash for a 23-year-old Chesterfield Township man who fled police after allegedly trying to kill his ex-girlfriend.

Jonathon Elbers was arraigned on Monday in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore via video from the Macomb County Jail.

Elbers was caught in a heavily wooded area near I-94 and New Haven Road on Sunday — two days after police say he shoved his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend in a Christmas tree bag and threatened to shoot her.

The young woman told police that Elbers was in the process of tying her up and forcing her into the bag when officers arrived at her family home on Friday.  She said Elbers choked her and told her he planned to put her into the back of his truck and shoot her in the head.

Police later found Ebers’ truck parked nearby with a rifle and duct tape on the front seat.

Elbers faces a laundry list of charges, including assault with intent to murder, unlawful imprisonment, assaulting an officer, and home invasion.

A preliminary exam is scheduled for Monday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m.


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