Wexford County woman accused of blowing up motel room takes Plea Deal

CADILLAC, MI – On Wednesday May 17th, 2017, an explosion rocked the Green Mill Motel in Manton sending a mother and her two sons, Marcus Thomas and Brian Thomas Adams, to the hospital in critical condition.

That mother, Amanda Skardoudos, was arrested and charged for the explosion, fire and child abuse charges related to the incident. The Michigan State Police fire marshal concluded the explosion was consistent with a suspected butane hash oil lab. Several chemicals, components, and apparatus consistent with such an operation were located in the motel room where Skardoudos and her children lived.

On Wednesday August 30th, 2017, Amanda Skardoudos was medically released and immediately arrested by the Traverse Narcotics Team on a 6 count Felony warrant that included the following:

Two Counts of Controlled Substance – Delivery/Manufacture Marijuana – 4 Year Felony on each count
One Count of Controlled Substance – Maintaining a Drug House – 2 year High Court Misdemeanor
Two Counts of Child Abuse – 2nd Degree – 10 year Felony on each count
One Count of Lying to a Peace Officer – 4 Year or More Crime Investigation – 2 year High Court Misdemeanor

Amanda Skardoutos appeared in court on Monday October 9th, 2017, for a bond hearing after the Wexford County Prosecutor says she tested positive for drugs and tried to contact one of her sons.

Skardoutos pleaded no contest to two counts of second degree child abuse and one count of third degree arson.

Other charges against her including first degree arson were dropped.

A sentencing date for Amanda Skardoutos has not yet been set. She was taken from the court room and lodged in the Wexford County Jail after her bond was revoked on Monday.

Categories: Crimes, NW Michigan

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