Mount Clemens woman arrested for stealing truck in Macomb Township pleads no contest

Sentencing scheduled for March 12

By: Alex Szwarc | C&G Newspapers | Published February 5, 2019

 Stephanie Martin

Stephanie Martin

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A Mount Clemens woman arrested in September for allegedly stealing a vehicle in Macomb Township has pleaded no contest in the courtroom of Macomb County Circuit Court Judge James Biernat Jr.

On Sept. 4, Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a business near North Avenue and 21 Mile Road on a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim told police he was making a delivery to the business and had left his vehicle, a white Ford truck, running and unlocked.

In a pretrial conference on Jan. 31, Stephanie Martin pleaded no contest to unlawfully driving away; third-degree fleeing a police officer; assaulting, resisting and obstructing an officer; and reckless driving causing serious impairment of a body function.

The 30-year-old is facing multiple felonies ranging in length from two to five years in prison.

A no contest plea means that Martin is not admitting guilt, but is stating that she will offer no defense. Martin is represented by Jayne Labuda-Szymanski, who could not be reached for comment by press time.

Count four of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious injury will be dismissed at Martin’s sentencing on March 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Martin has been housed at the Macomb County Jail since Sept. 5. Her bond was set at $25,000.

She was referred to court services for alcohol screening and to circuit court probation at the pretrial conference.

On Sept. 4, deputies searched the area and located the stolen vehicle traveling westbound on Interstate 94. A pursuit began and resulted in a traffic crash at Harper Avenue and Quinn Road in Clinton Township, where Martin crashed into two other vehicles.

The drivers of the two vehicles she crashed into were taken to the hospital with non-threatening injuries.

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