By Shawn McGrath
PLYMOUTH — A 21-year-old Wakarusa man charged with attempted murder and kidnapping has hired a pair of South Bend attorneys to defend him.
Chase T. Anglemyer was arraigned in Marshall Superior Court 1 on Friday, Feb. 8, on eight felony counts and a single misdemeanor.
Court officials said Anglemyer hired Andre Gammage and Jason Cichowicz to represent him. Neither attorney could be reached for comment late last week.
Anglemyer could stand trial as early as September, but court officials said his case is likely to be tried in October, depending on court scheduling.
A representative for the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office also could not be reached for comment earlier this week.
Anglemyer remains in the Marshall County Jail on a $500,000 cash-only bond.
Anglemyer is accused of trying to stab his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend with a screwdriver and strangling her with an electrical cord early Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to court papers.
According to a court documents:
Anglemyer kicked in a second-story window at his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 200 block of South Washington Street at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.
While police were called and en route, he then forced the woman from the home and to an apartment in the 300 block of Woodies Lane. The woman told police Anglemyer first had a knife, but was later armed with a large screwdriver.
While at the Woodies Lane residence, Anglemyer took the woman into a bathroom hit her in the face with the screwdriver’s blunt end and shaved her head with an electric trimmer. The woman said Anglemyer tried stabbing her in the back with screwdriver while in the bathroom.
The woman said Anglemyer wrapped the electrical cord from a hair straightener around her neck, choking her until she lost consciousness.
When Bremen police arrived and asked the whereabouts of the woman, Anglemyer allegedly said, “She’s dead.”
The woman was taken to a South Bend hospital and has since been released, Bremen police previously said.
The attempted murder and kidnapping charges are the most serious against Anglemyer. Each carries a sentence of 20-50 years in prison if convicted.
The remaining felony charges include criminal confinement, burglary, robbery and battery by means of a deadly weapon.