‘Smoke bomb’ incident lands woman in court

ESCANABA – An Escanaba woman who threw a smoke bomb into someone’s home in 2012, will be sentenced in court next month for using the chemical device.

During a plea hearing in Delta County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Diana Marie Snowaert, 23, pleaded guilty to using a self-defense spray device which carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison.

In exchange for the guilty plea, the court dismissed one 15-year felony count of unlawful possession or use of a harmful device by using Nonivamide, a harmful chemical substance, with intent to frighten, terrorize, intimidate, threaten, harass, injure, or kill any person.

The charge stems from an incident in Escanaba on June 6, 2012.

Last week, Snowaert admitted in court to throwing a smoke bomb into the home of a male victim and said she had “no authorization or right” to throw the smoke bomb.

Snowaert will be sentenced on Feb. 20 in circuit court.