Attempted murder suspect out as instructor at NMU

UPDATE: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 4:05 p.m.

The Marquette woman charged Wednesday with eight felony counts, including assault with intent to murder and kidnapping, is no longer an instructor at Northern Michigan University.

Amber Suggitt, 32, was a member of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature. According to NMU, she taught two classes as a contingent faculty member.

Her contract for those two classes was cancelled by the university. Suggitt was arrested Tuesday by the Marquette City Police Department, after they responded to a domestic violence call on the one hundred block of East Fair Street.

She remains in jail on an $8 million bond.

MARQUETTE — The woman arrested after a shooting incident yesterday afternoon in Marquette has been identified by authorities.

According to the Marquette Police Department, 32 year–old Amber Rae Suggitt was arrested for felonious assault. She has been charged with assault with the intent to murder, kidnapping, home invasion first degree, assault with the intent to commit sexual penetration, and four counts of felonious fire arm charges.

At approximately 11 a.m. Tuesday, police say Suggitt and another woman struggled over a gun when it was produced during an assault at a residence on the 100 block of East Fair Avenue. The weapon discharged once into a wall.

“There was some intent to use a weapon in this case,” said Det. Cpl. Mike Archocosky of the Marquette Police Department. “We are still pursuing some investigative leads. We are considering other charges besides felonious assault. There’s no huge damage to the residence. There were no injuries and again it could have been a lot worse,” he added.

Suggitt is currently lodged at the Marquette County Jail. There’s no word yet tonight on when she will be arraigned.