PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A police task force in Detroit have arrested a 43-year-old man sought in connection with the slaying of a man whose body was found last summer on a training vessel in Port Huron.
Reginald Grasty was arraigned Wednesday on open murder and disinterment/mutilation of a corpse charges. He was jailed on a $750,000 bond, according to Port Huron police.
A probable cause conference will be held Feb. 2. Court records did not show an attorney for Grasty.
The body of William Orlow, 44, of Port Huron, was found June 23 on the Grayfox, about 68 miles (109 kilometers) northeast of Detroit.
Grayfox Association board chair Jim Semerad has said Grasty lived on the ship with Orlow for about two weeks in October 2019 as a part of a program the Grayfox once provided. The program allowed those going through tough times to work on the ship and learn job skills.
Semerad said Orlow was asked to leave the ship after he violated ship rules by drinking.