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Man murdered in Spring Lake identified

Emergency crews responded to the home at 7:24 a.m. on a call of an assault.

SPRING LAKE, Mich. — (Grand Haven Tribune) - Police have confirmed that one man is dead and another man arrested in a murder Sunday morning at a home in the North Holiday Hills subdivision in Spring Lake Township.

Emergency crews responded to the home at 7:24 a.m. on a call of an assault.

A 64-year-old man identified as James Boone was found dead inside his home. His son, a 25-year-old man, called authorities and said he had just harmed his father. He was taken into custody by deputies as he was walking down the road in the neighborhood.

He was taken into custody with a blunt force object in his possession and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office believes it's the same object thought to have been used in the homicide.

A forensic autopsy was performed at Blodgett Hospital Monday and showed the manner of death to be a homicide caused by multiple blunt force trauma.

OCSO said the suspect is currently awaiting official charges in the Ottawa County Jail and his name will be released after arraignment.

Kik said there was no danger to anyone else in the neighborhood. There was never a threat to the public.

Neighbor Hugh Robertson said that police blocked off the area and put police tape around the house. He said he was surprised to see all the police cars there. He never heard any sirens.

Robertson said the incident was concerning, but he was not really surprised, as police have been called to the house on disputes several times before.

Robertson said he had only talked to that neighbor a couple of times and that he was quiet.

“He didn’t say much,” Robertson said.

Robertson said he’s lived in North Holiday Hills for 12 years and never saw anything like this.

“It’s about the only bad thing I’ve ever heard of here,” he said.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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