Kyle Clayton Christianson, 20, waived his preliminary examination in 58th District Court. He now faces arraignment on Sept. 23 in Ottawa County Circuit Court on charges of unlawful imprisonment and felonious assault.
Christianson remains jailed on a $50,000 bond. The bond amount was increased from $15,000 on Aug. 29.
Authorities said Christianson held an 18-year-old Grand Haven woman against her will for a couple of hours on Aug. 27 and assaulted her.
The young woman's mother called police at about 9 that night to report that her daughter was missing.
“Officers determined by interviewing the victim’s mother that the victim had planned to meet her ex-boyfriend,” Grand Haven Public Safety Director Jeff Hawke said. “The victim’s mother was concerned for her safety.”
Christianson returned his former girlfriend to her home at about 11 p.m., police said.
“It is alleged that she was held against her will by the suspect for more than two hours, driven to locations in Grand Haven and north of Grand Haven, and physically assaulted,” Hawke said.
The woman suffered a non-life-threatening head injury, Hawke said. She was not sexually assaulted.
Police located Christianson early Wednesday morning in Grand Haven and arrested him without incident.
Kerri Christianson, who was at the court hearing Tuesday with a group of family members and friends, said her son was still involved in a relationship with the young woman.
“They weren’t split in any way,” the man's mother said.
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