Lawyer: GR mutilation suspect turned away at police station

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The lawyer for a man charged with mutilating the dead body of a missing Kalamazoo area woman says his client was turned away by police.

Jared Chance, 29, appeared in a Kent County court Tuesday for a probable cause hearing, 16 days after police say they found the remains of 31-year-old Ashley Young in his apartment building.

"There is quite a bit of additional information and we demand the people turn that over, particularly the video and reports of when Chance was brought to the police station by parents to make a statement, where they turned him away and wouldn't take his statement (about Young)," Chance's lawyer told the judge.

It's unclear if that alleged incident is what Chance's father was referring to when he told 24 Hour News 8 he turned in his son.

Chance's father and mother are both charged with perjury and being an accessory after the fact in the mutilation and disinterment of a dead body. In court documents, police say Chance told his parents that Young was dead and he had dismembered body and hid some of the remains on Dec. 1 at his apartment — a day before a neighbor investigating a smell in the basement of the apartment discovered a tarp leaking blood.

The court documents say Chance's parents were at the Grand Rapids Police Department on Dec. 2, but did not notify police about what they knew. 

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