Man wanted in Detroit located in motel room in Bluffton

BLUFFTON – An individual wanted by Detroit authorities was located Thursday in a Bluffton motel.

According to a statement issued by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, that agency on Thursday received a request from the Bluffton Police Department to assist in the apprehension of a subject wanted by the Detroit Police Department. The individual was wanted in connection with a homicide, and the investigation revealed he was in the Bluffton area.

Eugene Jerome Lemons was found to be at the Fairway Inn, 855 state Route 103, Bluffton, and was taken into custody without incident by detectives from the sheriff’s office and members of the Bluffton Police Department.

A search warrant was obtained, and a search of the motel room resulted in the seizure of two high-powered rifles and ammunition, according to a statement from Hancock County authorities.

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