Scott Allen DeBruyn, 55, was arraigned on the charge Thursday in Grand Haven District Court.
DeBruyn demanded a preliminary examination and was assigned the assistance of an Ottawa County public defender for his attorney. He was remanded to the Ottawa County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
Detectives from the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety arrested DeBruyn following a lengthy investigation into the death of Camille Gesiakowski, a 23-year-old Grand Haven Township woman on April 12, 2017, according to Grand Haven Public Safety Director Jeff Hawke. According to court records, a warrant was issued Wednesday and DeBruyn was arrested following that.
The incident involving the Grand Haven Township woman occurred at the Baymont Inn in Grand Haven.
DeBruyn’s criminal history in Ottawa County includes disorderly conduct in Ferrysburg in 2012, a stalking conviction in Ferrysburg in 2013, a drunken driving conviction in Grand Haven in 2015 and a conviction for failure to stop at a property damage accident in 2016. His most recent conviction was for prohibited uses of chemical agents in Grand Haven Township in September 2016.
No further information was available at this time.