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Gov. Walker asked to order criminal suspect returned to UP

MARINETTE, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin’s governor is being asked to send a criminal suspect from Upper Michigan back to his home state.

52-year-old Scotland Stivers of Sault Ste. Marie has been fighting extradition ever since he was arrested in Marinette County on June 7th.

He’s charged with endangering courtroom workers, when he tried to ingest a vial of sodium cyanide in a suicide attempt. That happened in March of last year, right after he was sentenced to jail for polluting a bay along Lake Huron by illegally mooring three old tugboats.

Stivers also faces assault charges in a second county, where authorities said they found poison and 25 firearms at his home. Officials said Stivers has skipped out on subsequent court dates in both Chippewa and Cheboygan counties in Michigan.

Authorities said they captured Stivers in Marinette when he tried to check into a motel under an assumed name but paid with a credit card that listed his real name. That was when Marinette officers learned that he was wanted on Michigan warrants.

He’s being held there under a $100,000 cash bond. A Chippewa County judge has asked Governor Scott Walker to order Stivers’ extradition.