Negaunee woman charged for fleeing, eluding Marquette police in stolen car

Published: Apr. 8, 2019 at 9:57 AM EDT
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UPDATE: 4/8 5 PM - Jenny Lynn Donahue was arraigned in Marquette County District Court Monday afternoon.

She's charged with unlawful driving away a motor vehicle, controlled substance- possession of meth/ecstasy, police officer fleeing third degree, driving recklessly, and driving while license is suspended/revoked/denied.

A preliminary exam is scheduled for April 23.

She pleaded not guilty to her license charge and a pretrial conference is set for April 17.

She's still lodged in Marquette County Jail.


A Negaunee woman was arrested for speeding away from Marquette police in a stolen car Sunday morning.

According to the Marquette Police Department, officers arrested 34-year-old Jenny Donahue for fleeing and eluding, unlawful driving away of an automobile and suspended driving third offense. These charges and other possible charges are pending authorization from the Marquette County Prosecutor's Office.

Police say officers tried to stop a tan-colored Ford Taurus at 10:18 a.m. Sunday after it ran a stop sign at the corner of W. Bluff Street and Rublein Street. Police later discovered Donahue to be the driver.

Investigators say the car continued north on N. McClellan Avenue and made a left on W. Ridge Street and then began to pick up speed.

Officers discovered the car was reported stolen. Donahue turned onto northbound Meeske Avenue after running the stop sign there. She then ran the stop sign at Werner Street and Meeske Avenue before turning onto westbound Werner Street.

Investigators say she ran through several stop signs in Marquette Township, reaching speeds up to 45 mph in the residential areas. Donahue eventually stopped in the 4200 block of US-41 in Marquette Township.

The Marquette County Sheriff's Office and the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post assisted Marquette police.

This story will be updated after Donahue appears in Marquette County District Court.

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