GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The half brother of Mahdi Hayes has been arrested for his murder. Royale Gold Runyon will face charges of open murder, felony firearm and perjury. Hayes was killed in December 2012 in an alley near Prince and Henry in Grand Rapids. Hayes was a 20-Year-Old Army reservist.
The Grand Rapids Police Chief says that 6 of 9 murders have now been solved from December and January homicide cases.