Michigan man arrested in connection with bizarre death

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

A young man was arrested on Thursday in connection with the death of a 23 year-old man who fell off the top of a vehicle in Van Buren County last October.

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department arrested Seth Richard Jones, 24, on Thursday.

On Oct. 18, 2013, Dakota Kearns, 23, was dropped off at a hospital in Kalamazoo County and the medical staff was told that his injuries came from falling down a flight of stairs.

Kearns died in the hospital.

Detectives from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case and found that the death was actually resulted as part of a criminal act.

Jones and Kearns had been attempting to steal street signs when Kearns fell off the top of Jones’ vehicle.

Jones turned himself in earlier this week, and is now in custody.

The case is now in the hands of the Van Buren County Prosecutor’s Office as to when the next court hearing will be.

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