SUAMICO -- A Suamico man is facing charges after police say he chopped off a woman's finger with a machete. Authorities believe it was part of a blood ritual.
Police say Jonathan Schrap, his friend Nick Laabs, a local rapper who goes by the name "Bloody Ruckus" and 27-year-old Shelby Nuens were talking about blood-drinking cult rituals on the morning of August 27th.
Nuens told police she offered to let someone cut her arm and drink her blood.
She told police Schrap used a machete to make a deep cut in her arm. Then, he filled a shot glass with her blood and drank it.
Later, someone brought up the idea to cut off someone's finger.
Nuens, who said she was not using drugs or alcohol when this happened, told then to chop off her pinky. She told investigators Schrap took the machete and chopped off her right pinky finger -- all the way up to the palm of her hand, causing her to bleed profusely.
Nuens said Schrap put the finger in the freezer and said he would cook and eat it later.
The group attempted to cauterize the wound with a blow torch, but it only caused her more pain.
Later that night, Nuens went to her boyfriend's house and showed him her injuries. His mom heard the story, and made Nuens go to the emergency room.
Staff at Saint Mary's Hospital called police, believing Nuens had taken part in a cult initiation.
Police said Nuens was agitated and said she didn't want anyone to be charged because the ritual was voluntary.
Police arrested Schrap and Laabs and tried unsuccessfully to track down "Bloody Ruckus," whose real name is Preston Hyde.
Nuens told police Hyde had recorded video of the whole thing.
A criminal complaint filed against Schrap says he and his friends were staging a "ritualistic memorial" to commemorate a deceased member of the Juggalos, the name given fans of the Detroit rap duo Insane Clown Posse.
Schrap is charged with mayhem and reckless injury.
Laabs was released after questioning and not charged.
Schrap will be back in court on September 21st for a preliminary hearing.