Smoke bomb attack lands woman in jail

ESCANABA – An Escanaba woman who threw a smoke bomb into a local residence was ordered to spend four months in jail and attend substance abuse treatment during her sentencing in court Thursday.

Diana Marie Snowaert, 23, pleaded guilty last month to using a self-defense spray device – a mace bomb – which she intentionally threw into an Escanaba home on June 6, 2012.

During sentencing in Delta County Circuit Court, Snowaert was ordered to four months in jail, 12 months probation, and substance abuse treatment for drugs and alcohol.

Snowaert was also ordered to pay $868 in fines and costs. She was given credit for 11 days already served in the county jail.

Judge Stephen Davis handed down the judgment after commenting to the defendant that it’s time to “get to the root of the problem and fix it.”

Snowaert’s probation conditions include no contact with the victim or the victim’s family, no controlled substances or alcohol, and a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. when she must be at her residence.

During her plea hearing last month, Snowaert admitted to throwing a smoke bomb into the home of a male victim and said she had no authorization or right to throw the spray device.

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Jenny Lancour, (906) 786-2021, ext. 143,