Jared Chance, 29, remains jailed on $750,000 bond after arraignment on mutilation charges

Jared Chance, seen on a video monitor in the courtroom, is arraigned Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Kent County District Court on charges of mutilation and hiding a body. (WWMT)

Jared Chance, the Grand Rapids man taken into custody after a mutilated body was found in his apartment building basement, was formally charged Wednesday in Kent County District Court.

Chance, 29, faces two criminal charges: one count of mutilated, defaced, removed or carried away a portion of a body contrary to Michigan law; and one count of discovered a body and failed to inform proper authorities while having a purpose to conceal the fact or cause of death of that person.

He also was charged as a fourth-time repeat offender, and bond was set at $750,000.

The judge also ordered that, should he post that bond, his release would require that he wear an electronic tether.

Chance faces up to life in prison on the two felony counts.

He was arrested after police, tipped by another resident of the apartment building, found a mutilated body in the basement of the residence on the southeast side of Grand Rapids. The body was discovered Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in the basement of a home in the 900 block of Franklin Street SE in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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