Guilty plea: Man admits trying to kill Bremen woman during attack

PLYMOUTH — A 22-year-old Wakarusa man charged with attempted murder and kidnapping has pleaded guilty and could be sentenced next month.
Chase T. Anglemyer pleaded guilty in Marshall Superior Court I to a single count of attempted murder, a Class A felony. The charge has a sentencing range of 20-50 years behind bars.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, Anglemyer will be sentenced to 30 years in prison with five years suspended. He’ll also serve five years on probation after he’s released.
Superior I Judge Robert O. Bowen has not yet approved the plea agreement.
Anglemyer is scheduled to appear before Bowen at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. If the judge accepts the plea, he’ll sentence Anglemyer at the court hearing.
All other charges – including kidnapping, battery by means of a deadly weapon and strangulation – will be dropped if Bowen accepts the plea agreement.
Chief Deputy Prosecutor E. Nelson Chipman Jr. declined to comment earlier this week.
Anglemyer’s lawyer, South Bend-based attorney Jason Cichowicz, did not return a message seeking comment.
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 court documents:
Anglemyer kicked in a second-story window at his ex-girlfriend’s Bremen 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.
Anglemyer was expected to stand trial as early as September, but court officials previously said his case is likely to be tried in October, depending on court scheduling.
Anglemyer remains in the Marshall County Jail on a $500,000 cash-only bond.