HARRISON TWP. (WWJ) – A 34-year-old Harrison Township man suspected in his girlfriend’s death is jailed on a related charge.
Eric Schultz was arraigned Monday on one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder after the body of 48-year-old Chantal Rea was found in the backseat of her car in front of a home on Cloverleaf Street last Friday.READ MORE: State Fears Confusion After Michigan Restaurant Wins In Dining Ban Case
Macomb County Sheriff’s investigators believe the St. Clair Shores woman was seriously injured when she fled Schultz’s home after a domestic dispute.
The charge Schultz currently faces is a 10-year felony.READ MORE: MSU Police Find Body That Is Believed To Be Brendan Santo In Red Cedar River
Sheriff Anthony Wickersham told reporters that Rea’s death is being investigated as homicide but did not talk about a possible cause of death.
Investigators are waiting final autopsy reports; and once those are completed, according to the sheriff’s office, charges against Schultz may be “amended and elevated.”MORE NEWS: Michigan Prisons Follows CDC, Allows COVID-Positive Staff To Work After 5 Days With Mild Symptoms
Bond was set at $750,000 cash/surety in 41-B District Court. Schultz remained lodged at the Macomb County Jail.