News Release

Warrant Arrest, and Recovery of Stolen Vehicle 5215-17

Nature of Incident:  Warrant Arrest, Drug Search Warrant, and Recovery of Stolen Vehicle

Incident #:   5215-17

Date & Time: Saturday 09/16/2017 at 4:00pm

Location: 50000 Block of 15th Avenue, Columbia Township, Van Buren County


Sheriff Daniel E Abbott reports that upon Saturday September 16th Deputies were investigating a felonious domestic assault complaint and learned that the suspect may be hiding at a residence in the 50000 block of 15th Avenue in Grand Junction Michigan.  Deputies went to the home to look for the suspect and observed a separate wanted person identified as Ronald McNally at the home. McNally then fled from deputies and attempted to hide in the attic of the home but was arrested by deputies after locating him.  Deputies also located a second wanted subject identified as John Verile in the home and arrested him without incident.  As Deputies were searching for the wanted subjects, they observed suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and a firearm inside of the home.  Deputies then obtained a search warrant for the home and located additional methamphetamine, marijuana, and various drug equipment items.  Deputies also located a stolen 1969 Chevrolet Camaro at the residence and secured it for the owner.  Deputies are continuing their investigation into the situation and will send the report to the Prosecutor’s Office for review upon completion.  At this time both Ronald McNally and John Verile were only arrested on their outstanding warrants.  If the public has any information that can assist the Sheriff’s Office in this case they are encouraged to call the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, Crime Stoppers, or Silent Observer.

Investigating Deputy:  Deputy Brian Matthews 

Assisting Deputies:  Deputy Andrew Galer, Deputy Paul Graham, Deputy Darrin Mentink, Deputy Dan Rowse and Deputy Justin Murphy


1) Ronald McNally, 58 year old from Grand Junction (Arrested on Warrant only at this time.

2) John Verile, 43 year old from Gobles, (Arrested on the warrant only at this time.

3) A 61 year old female, from Grand Junction (Charges Pending) 

4) A 38 year old female, from Grand Junction (Charges Pending) 5) A 39 year old male, from Paw Paw (Charges Pending) 

Charges:   Charges are pending for the various suspects; NO ARRESTS FOR THE NEW CRIMES HAVE BEEN MADE in this incident:

  1. Possession of Methamphetamine

  2. Felon in Possession of a Firearm

  3. Resisting and Opposing a Police Officer

  4. Possession of Marijuana

  5. Receiving and Concealing a Stolen Motor Vehicle 

Supervisor Contact:  Lieutenant Jim Charon at 269-657-2006 or the on-duty Road Patrol Sergeant at 269-657-3101.

Jim Charon