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Witnesses describe Motel 6 murder

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) - Two women who were staying at the Motel 6 in Walker last Wednesday say they witnessed the murder of 31 year old Mark Moore and the escape of suspected killer Jack Jacqmain.

"Jack had him around the throat and was stabbing him," says Joan; making a slashing motion with her arm. "The victim is screaming for help," adds her roommate Deb.  "Somebody please help me. It was worse than a horror flick."

Because the killer is still not in custody the witnesses asked us not to release their last names.

Joan and Deb say 52-year-old suspect Jack Jacqmain was deliberately provoking guests on the first floor by spitting and pouring water on them from the second floor balcony.

They say Mark Moore, a visitor from Indianapolis, was murdered when he went upstairs to speak with Jacqmain.

"To confront him and tell him to knock it off," says Joan.

High school boys soccer is underway

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The 2010-2011 high school sports seasons are beginning this week all across West Michigan.

A large crowd turned out at East Grand Rapids High School Tuesday night to watch the Pioneers' varsity soccer team blank Kenowa Hills, 7-0.

Jamey Cunningham and Tyler Duflo were among the goal scorers for East Grand Rapids.

Meantime, on the northwest side of Grand Rapids, West Catholic entertained Middleville Thornapple Kellogg Tuesday night.  It was a tight game throughout, but Middleville got a second half goal and ended up beating West Catholic, 1-0.

 

Walker auto repair shop helping murder victim's family

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM)- An auto repair shop in Walker is reaching out to a Kent County family whose loved one was murdered.

Quality Express Car Care Center on Alpine Avenue is taking donations for Alex Dawson and his brother, Kevin. The boys' mother, Julia Dawson was murdered by their father in 2004. Their grandparents, who live in Sparta, spent years trying to gain custody of the boys. Ron Donalson says donations to his shop will help cover the family's legal fees.

"Every month we sponsor a different child," says Donalson. "Whether it's for medical needs, education, disadvantaged youth, wanting a school trip, every month we do that. It's just another way for us to give back to the community."

The fundraiser will run for two months. Express Car Care Center is also accepting donations at its other location on the corner of 44th Street and Division Avenue.

Walker auto repair shop helping murder victim's family

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM)- An auto repair shop in Walker is reaching out to a Kent County family whose loved one was murdered.

Quality Express Car Care Center on Alpine Avenue is taking donations for Alex Dawson and his brother, Kevin. The boys' mother, Julia Dawson was murdered by their father in 2004. Their grandparents, who live in Sparta, spent years trying to gain custody of the boys. Ron Donalson says donations to his shop will help cover the family's legal fees.

"Every month we sponsor a different child," says Donalson. "Whether it's for medical needs, education, disadvantaged youth, wanting a school trip, every month we do that. It's just another way for us to give back to the community."

The fundraiser will run for two months. Express Car Care Center is also accepting donations at its other location on the corner of 44th Street and Division Avenue.

Man killed at the Motel 6 in Walker

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) - A man was killed in a deadly stabbing at the Motel 6 in Walker Wednesday night. 

The suspect ran away and has not been found.  Police are looking for 42-year-old Jack Howard Jacqmain. (picture at right) He's 5'8" and weighs 230 pounds. He's also bald and greying. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Emergency crews were called to the motel located on Alpine Avenue and 3 Mile Road NW around 7:15 p.m. 

Other guests say they saw the suspect earlier in the day on a second-floor walkway at the motel.  They described him as middle-agead, heavy-set and "talking crazy."

The victim has been identified as Mark Moore, 31, from Indianapolis.  He was killed on a second floor walkway overlooking the parking lot.  Witnesses say there was an argument and shouting, then the suspect stabbed the man and ran away.

Man killed at the Motel 6 in Walker

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) - A man was killed in a deadly stabbing at the Motel 6 in Walker Wednesday night. 

The suspect ran away and has not been found.  Police are looking for 42-year-old Jack Howard Jacqmain. (picture at right) He's 5'8" and weighs 230 pounds. He's also bald and greying. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Emergency crews were called to the motel located on Alpine Avenue and 3 Mile Road NW around 7:15 p.m. 

Other guests say they saw the suspect earlier in the day on a second-floor walkway at the motel.  They described him as middle-agead, heavy-set and "talking crazy."

The victim has been identified as Mark Moore, 31, from Indianapolis.  He was killed on a second floor walkway overlooking the parking lot.  Witnesses say there was an argument and shouting, then the suspect stabbed the man and ran away.

Recycling and Education Center dedicated in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)- Kent County leaders hope a new, advanced plant will encourage more people to recycle.  City and county leaders dedicated the new Recycling and Education Center in Grand Rapids Friday.  The Wealthy Street facility is located on the same site that was once home to the Applied Arts stamping plant.

The center can handle more than double the materials than the former recycling site. Residents who use the site do not need to sort their recyclables.