Howard City Man Accused of Beating Man to Death

We can now show you the man accused of beating another man to death in Montcalm County.

Ryan Griffe is charged with open murder.

State police say they were called to a home on McBride Road in Maple Valley Township late Saturday night.

They found Ricky West of Coral severely beaten.

Troopers performed CPR until EMS arrived, but they say West died at the scene.

Police arrested Griffee the next day at his parents’ home in Howard City.