Shumate takes plea deal

Chloe Jazmin Shumate

MARQUETTE — Chloe Jazmin Shumate, who was charged with five felonies following an alleged assault incident that took place in January at an Ishpeming motel entered a plea agreement Thursday in 25th Circuit Court. She will be sentenced Oct. 26.

According to court officials, Shumate pleaded nolo contendere, or no contest, to one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, less than murder or by strangulation, a 10-year felony; and one count of unlawful imprisonment, a 15-year felony.

Court documents show charges dismissed as part of the agreement as one count of assault with intent to murder, a felony punishable by life or any number of years; one count of unlawful imprisonment, a 15-year felony; and interfering with electronic communications, causing injury or death, a four-year felony.

Shumate originally pleaded not guilty to all five counts at her March 22 arraignment in circuit court.

Prior to entering the plea agreement on Thursday, Shumate had been scheduled to face a jury trial on Monday.

The charges against Shumate stem from an alleged assault on a 36-year-old victim that took place Jan. 21 at an Ishpeming motel.

Shumate fled the scene before police arrived and the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office issued a five-count felony warrant for her arrest, according to a press release from the Ishpeming Police Department.

Authorities searched for Shumate for nearly two weeks after the alleged assault incident, according to officials.

Shumate was arrested Feb. 2 by Marquette police on West Fair Avenue after authorities received a tip on her whereabouts, officials said in previous reports.

Shumate was then lodged at the Marquette County Jail with bond set at $2.5 million.