Additional Charges Filed in Stolen Vehicle Case

Three additional suspects have been charged for their involvement in a case in Negaunee on Monday night. One vehicle was stolen and a police car was damaged.

20-year-old Jacob Espinoza of Negaunee Township, 19-year-old Amy Lil Kangas of Ishpeming, and a 15-year-old female were all cited for the possession, purchase, or consumption of alcohol by a minor – a misdemeanor and $100 fine.

On Monday night an off–duty Ishpeming Police officer spotted a stolen Wisconsin vehicle at a gas station in Negaunee. The Negaunee Police responded to the scene and an pulled up behind the Jeep Grand Cherokee at the gas station.

The driver, 18-year-old Jordan Gursky, who is homeless but formerly of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, put the jeep in reverse and rammed the police car several times in an attempt to get away. He pled not guilty on tuesday to unlawful driving away a motor vehicle – a 5 year felony. Assaulting, resisting, obstructing and causing injury to an officer – a 4 year felony, $5,000 dollar fine, or both. And malicious destruction of police property – a 4 year felony, $5,000 dollar fine, or both. Gurksy is in the Marquette County Jail. Bond is set at 10% of $75,000.

Police say Gursky had met in the gas station parking lot with several other people in two additional vehicles. Police say the jeep and a tan Buick Century were both searched for drugs. The K-9 dog alerted officers of the presence of drugs in both vehicles. Police found a jar that had once contained marijuana.

Another driver on scene, 23-year-old Danielle Fortin of Marquette has been charged with driving on a suspended license – a misdemeanor and jail term of 93 days.

The investigation is continuing.