URGENT – U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 3-27-18 – 5 p.m. ET –
Marquette County arrests since Monday include felonious assault, fourth-degree child abuse, possession of methamphetamine, attempted joyriding and a teen is charged with larceny from a building
By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
(Marquette, MI) – In the past 24 hours, arrests include a Marquette woman charged with felonious assault – who was a victim injured in one of the most shocking and gut-wrenching fatal accidents in recent U.P. history – plus an Ishpeming woman is charged with misdemeanor child abuse and Gwinn woman is busted for meth during an arrest for driving while suspended/revoked.
38-year-old Jessica Amber Slavik of Marquette, MI was booked into the Marquette County Jail (MCJ) at 1:35 p.m. ET this afternoon Tues., March 27, 2018.
Slavik is charged with felonious assault.
Bond has not been set for Slavik.
Details of the assault case have not been released.
She was a victim in a crash a decade ago that shook the U.P. religious community.
Slavik, then 27, was injured in a three-vehicle crash in June 2007 near Shingleton, MI on M-28 in the Seney Stretch portion of Alger County – that claimed the lives of two men including beloved Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan Bishop James Kelsey, 54, of Marquette, MI.
The driver of the pickup truck Slavik was riding in was also killed – Michael Charles Wiita, 58, of Lake Linden, MI.
Bishop Kelsey’s SUV hit the Wiita vehicle.
21-year-old Ellen Jomarie Hebert of Ishpeming, MI was booked into the Marquette County Jail at 10:27 a.m. ET this morning,Tues., March 27, 2018.
Hebert is charged with fourth-degree child abuse.
Hebert was released on a $5,000 bond at 11:41 a.m.
She is the mother of two young girls.
Fourth-degree child abuse is one-year misdemeanor.
34-year-old Rebecca Ann Denny of Gwinn, MI was booked into the Marquette County Jail at 12:17 a.m. ET early today Tues., March 27. 2018.
Denny is charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving with a suspended/revoked driver’s license.
The drug charge has no bond, and a $2,500 bond is set for Denny on the driver’s license charge.
18-year-old Jordan Thomas Vanlerberghe of Marquette/Harvey, MI was booked into the Marquette County Jail at 9:04 a.m. on Mon., March 26, 2018.
Vanlerberghe is charged with larceny from a building .
Bond has not been set for Vanlerberghe.
26-year-old Farrah Noelle Schiiller was booked into the Marquette County Jail at 11:36 a.m. ET on Mon., March 26, 2018.
Schiiller is charged with a circuit court probation violation.
She has recent addresses in Powers, Iron Mountain, Ironwood, Wakefield and Bessemer.
Bond has not been set for Schiiller.
Details of the case are not known.
A man who has twice served time in the Marquette County Jail for attacking police was arrested late Friday on a charge of attempting to joyride.
34-year-old Steven Thomas Taylor of Marquette, MI was booked into the Marquette County Jail at 11:16 p.m. ET on Mon. night, March 26, 2018.
Taylor is charged with attempted joyriding
He has past addresses in past of Gwinn and Gladstone.
In Feb. 2016, Taylor, then 32, of was sentenced to 87 days in jail (time served) and ordered to pay about $1,100 in fines/costs for Dec. 2015 Marquette County incident of attempted assault on a police officer/resisting arrest/obstruction of a police officer.
He had only been out of jail three months when the Dec. 2015 attempted assault occurred
In Sept. 2015, Taylor was sentenced to 78 days in jail (time served), one year probation and ordered to pay about $1,100 in fines for a June 2015 assault on a police officer/resisting arrest/obstruction of an officer/justice.