Iowa woman charged after rollover crash
MARQUETTE – An Iowa woman hurt in a recent rollover crash in Michigamme Township was arraigned Monday in Marquette County District Court on drug and weapons charges stemming from the accident.
Jessica Ranell Jamison, 33, of Winterset, Iowa, had been hospitalized at Marquette General Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries suffered in the crash, including a broken arm. She was arrested Saturday after being discharged from the hospital.
The crash was reported at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and occurred along U.S. 41 near Brown Road. Michigan State Police troopers from the post in Negaunee Township said Jamison was driving a 2007 Honda Civic east along U.S. 41. Investigation showed Jamison appeared to have lost control of the vehicle and rolled it over into a ditch.
Jamison has been charged with possession of methamphetamine-ecstasy, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a $15,000 fine; a felony firearms violation punishable by up to two years in prison and forfeiture of the weapon; possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, punishable by up to two years in prison and/or a $2,500 fine and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, second offense, which is punishable by up to one year incarceration and/or a $1,000 fine.
A preliminary examination for Jamison has been set for 10:30 a.m. April 14. Her bond was continued at $200,000 cash. She remained lodged in the Marquette County Jail.
John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.