Court News, Aug. 10, 2012

August 10, 2012

Mason County Court News
Proceedings reported as of Aug. 10, 2012

Editor’s note: We are once again posting court proceedings from the Mason County district and circuit courts. We were unable to post the proceedings from the previous three weeks due to schedule conflicts. Court news is posted as it is given to us.

Legend: MCSO, Mason County Sheriff’s Office; LPD, Ludington Police Dept.; SPD, Scottville Police Dept.; MSP, Michigan State Police; State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement Narcotics Team, SSCENT. r/f, restitution and fines.

51st Circuit Court, Judge Richard Cooper presiding.

Mario John Carter, 42, Ludington was found guilty on June 12 of the following crimes: Assault with a weapon, domestic violence third offense, habitual offender. Sentence: 188 days in jail for two counts, $616 r/f.

Heather Jolene Lambrix, 18, Ludington was found guilty on June 12 of the following crimes: Operating a vehicle while license suspended, revoked or denied, 2 counts. Sentence: 365 days in jail per count, concurrent, reporting at 8 p.m., $11,367 r/f, 36 months probation.

Cory Daniel Sadler, 27, Ludington was found guilty on May 9 of the crime of controlled substance delivery/manufacturing. Sentence: 90 days in jail, $518 r/f, 12 months probation.

79th District Court, Judge Peter Wadel presiding.

Arraignments
Anthony Pianto, 36, Ludington was arraigned for assault and battery following the Aug. 9 arrest by MSP. Pretrial is Aug. 27, 9:30 p.m.

Anthony John Beck, 20, Ludington was arraigned for possession of a controlled substance following the Aug. 8 arrest by SSCENT. Pretrial: Aug. 22, 11:15 a.m.

Terry Lee Lange, 30, Ludington was arraigned for possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, following the Aug. 9 arrest by LPD. Pretrial: Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m.

Brandon Dean McCann, 21, Ludington was arraigned for larceny from a motor vehicle following the Aug. 9 arrest by MCSO. Pretrial: Aug. 22, 11:15 a.m.

Andrew Christopher Betka, 27, Ludington was arraigned for being disorderly following the Aug. 2 arrest by SSCENT. Pretrial: Sept. 10, 1 p.m.

Rebecca Jeanne McWilliams, 17, Amber Township, was arraigned for retail fraud third degree following the Aug. 6 arrest by MCSO. Pretrial Aug. 20, 1:45 p.m.

Robert Cecil Welsh, 38, Ludington was arraigned for driving while license suspended following the Aug. 7 arrest by LPD. Pretrial: Aug. 20, 10:45 a.m.

Sentences
Michael Nugene Johnson, 21, Ludington was found guilty on Aug. 6 for giving false information to the police. Sentence: 30 days in jail, 90 days discretionary jail for 1 year, 12 months probation. Mr. Johnson was also found guilty on Aug. 6 for driving while license suspended. Sentence: 30 days in jail, 90 days discretionary jail for 1 year, probation.

Shawn Michael Bennett, 18, Hamlin Township, was found guilty on Aug. 9 for failure to report an accident. R/f: $325.

Donald Wicklow Beeker, was found guilty of careless driving. He is ordered to pay $175 in f/r, suspended.

Michael Lee Spalding, 35, Hamlin Township was found guilty on Aug. 7 of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated second offense. Sentence: 90 days in jail, 1 year discretionary jail for 2 years, r/f $1,545

David Theodore McDaniel, 43, Hart was found guilty on Aug. 7 for driving while license suspended. Sentence: 3 days in jail, 1 year discretionary jail for 2 years. r/f $760.

Ricky Lee Hendrickson Jr., 43, Ludington was found guilty on Aug. 7 for driving while license suspended or revoked. Sentence: 21 days jail, 1 year discretionary jail for 2 years, r/f $760.

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