MARQUETTE - An Ishpeming man involved in a stabbing in Marquette in mid-June has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.
Danny Weymouth, 19, pleaded guilty in Marquette County Circuit Court Friday to one count of possession of an analogue (a controlled substance), which is a two-year felony, according to the Marquette County Prosecutor's Office.
Originally charged with creation and delivery of an analogue, a 15-year felony, Weymouth's plea deal is contingent on him testifying against co-defendant Taylor Shantel-Julann Mitchell, 19, of Ishpeming, the alleged attacker in the incident.
The stabbing occurred June 18 and sent Zachary Smith, 19, of Marquette to the hospital with stab wounds to his back, leg and head.
Weymouth's plea deal contains no sentencing component. After paying a reduced bond, Weymouth was released from Marquette County Jail. He is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 10.
Mitchell, who is in jail on a $150,000 bond, pleaded not guilty by mail to one count of creation and delivery of an analogue, a 15-year felony; one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a 10-year felony; and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, a four-year felony.
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