Plymouth man stalks wife, faces multiple felony charges
PLYMOUTH — Siamuel Stemen, 27, of Plymouth, was arrested Friday in Warsaw for stalking his ex-wife and eventually running her vehicle off the road.
Stemen has two pending cases in Marshall County, according to Prosecutor Nelson Chipman. He was arrested March 14 of this year for strangulation, a class D felony, and domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor. The second pending case is a motion to revoke probation filed in December 2011. The underlying offense in that case, according to Chipman, is sexual battery. Stemen spent 90 days in the Marshall County Jail before being released June 22.
“The term of his release was that he was ordered to have no contact with Kathryn Stemen,” said Chipman. “Based on our knowledge of what took place in Kosciusko County this weekend, there has been a motion filed for his arrest (through Marshall County).
The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne reports that Kathryn Stemen, a resident of Warsaw, received a phone call from Siamuel at work Friday, saying that he just watched her leave. He followed the woman downtown, yelling at her and nearly striking her vehicle with his. Eventually, Siamuel swerved into Kathryn’s vehicle three times and forced her off of the road. Warsaw police tracked Siamuel’s cell phone, and he was eventually stopped in Edwardsburg, Mich. At the time police located Siamuel, he was attempting to cut his wrists, according to a police statement. Siamuel was also intoxicated. He was taken to a hospital in Dowagiac, Mich., and transported to the Cass County Jail in Michigan after being treated. Warsaw police, through the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, have filed the following felony charges: domestic battery, criminal recklessness with a motor vehicle, criminal stalking, invasion of privacy, criminal mischief, and resisting law enforcement.
Chipman said that the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office has asked the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office to supply certified copies of Stemen’s past convictions.
“He is being extradited to the Kosciusko County Jail, and will likely go back and forth between there and the Marshall County Jail to take care of things,” said Chipman. “We don’t have any intention of letting him out (of jail), and I don’t think Kosciusko County does either.”
Chipman said that it is his understanding that Stemen will plead guilty to the charges against him.