Suggitt found competent to stand trial

Amber Rae Suggitt, at right, appears via video from the Marquette County Jail during a competency hearing Tuesday. Marquette County 96th District Court Judge Karl Weber, left, said she has been found competent to stand trial. (Journal photo by Kelsie Thompson)

MARQUETTE — Amber Rae Suggitt, charged with eight felonies following an alleged domestic assault involving a firearm earlier this year, has been found competent to stand trial.

The 32-year-old from Marquette appeared via video conference from the Marquette County Jail during a competency hearing Tuesday afternoon in the county’s 96th District Court.

Suggitt was arrested Feb. 28 following an alleged assault in which a firearm was discharged into a wall on the 100 block of East Fair Avenue.

She was later charged with one count assault with intent to murder; kidnapping; home invasion first degree; assault with intent to commit sexual penetration; and four counts felony firearms.

Officials from the Marquette City Police Department said no injuries were reported as a result of the February incident. The second female involved is not being identified.

Bond has been set at $8 million for Suggitt, according to court documents.

A preliminary examination has been scheduled for 9 a.m. on Aug. 9.

Kelsie Thompson can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. Her email address is kthompson@miningjournal.net.