ESCANABA - Jail bonds were reduced Tuesday for two Schoolcraft County residents charged with possession of cocaine, after one of them allegedly pointed a gun at a vehicle last week.
Matthew Scott Weber, 27, and Khrisstiey Lee Schnurer, 21, were arrested Feb. 10 after two people accused Weber of pointing a pistol at them while they were traveling down the highway in Schoolcraft County. The two suspects, both of Gulliver, were apprehended by police on M-35 in Rapid River and allegedly possessed illegal drugs.
They were lodged in Delta County Jail. Weber's $25,000 bond was reduced to 10 percent, or $2,500, during a hearing in Delta County District Court Tuesday. Schnurer's $10,000 bond was reduced to 10 percent, or $1,000, during a hearing in district court Tuesday.
Schnurer posted bond Tuesday and was released from police custody with the condition she has no contact with Weber. She was also instructed by Judge Glenn Pearson to not have controlled substances. Weber remained in jail this morning.
Pearson questioned the defendants' requests to reduce bonds because of the current felony counts and Weber's past arrests; the judge was assured by their parents that each would be watched and any bond violations would be reported to police.
Weber is charged with: carrying a concealed weapon, a five-year felony with a maximum $2,500 fine; controlled substance - possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine, a four-year felony with a maximum $25,000 fine; and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, a two-year felony.
Schnurer is charged with the following three controlled substance counts: possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine; possession of analogues, a two-year felony with a maximum $2,000 fine; and possession of marijuana, a one-year misdemeanor with a maximum $2,000 fine.
Weber and Schnurer were each scheduled for a preliminary examination in district court Tuesday. They both waived their right to have a preliminary hearing within 14 days and opted to appear at a later date.