Court news, as of July 3, 2013

July 5, 2013
Compiled by Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.
Circuit Court
LUDINGTON — The following was sentenced this week in 51st Circuit Court:
–          Stephen Allan Lange, 40, of 503 5th St., Ludington, was found guilty June 27 of aggravated stalking and probation violation. One count of malicious destruction of a building $200-$1,000 was dismissed. He was sentenced to one year in jail with credit for 19 days served; must serve 30 days up front; and $548 in fines and costs. He also found guilty June 27 of controlled substance, possession of a non-narcotic and probation violation. He was sentenced to one year in jail with credit for 196 days served; serve 241 days forthwith; after serving 30 days, may enter a residential mental health treatment facility and must successfully complete all recommended treatment; and $198 in fines and costs. The two sentences are concurrent.
 
 
District Court
LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this week in 79th District Court:
–          Skip Roy-Ernest Lange, 18, of 502 Second St., Ludington, was found guilty June 25 of third-degree retail fraud. He was sentenced to $603 in fines, costs and restitution; and 93 days discretionary jail for one year.
–          Austin Martin Billings, 21, of 411 N. Reinberg, Scottville, was found guilty June 25 of breaking and entering without owner’s permission. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail; $580 in fines and costs; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend Economic Crime Program; no contact with co-defendant; no alcohol/drugs; random preliminary breath tests (PBTs); and restitution is reserved.
–          Kimberly Marie Ziemkowski, 25, of 209 E. Melendy St., Ludington, was found guilty June 25 of second-degree retail fraud. She was sentenced to 15 days in jail with credit for 10 days served; $580 in fines and costs of 58 hours of community of service within six months; and one year discretionary jail for two years.
–          Justin Dale Hasty-Ruschkewicz, 22, of 210 W. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, was found guilty June 25 of larceny less than $200. He was sentenced to $600 in fines and costs; and 93 days discretionary jail for one year. One count of receiving and concealing stolen property less than $200 was dismissed.
–          David Forrest Farrin, 54, of 463 N. Stiles Rd., Ludington, was found guilty June 25 of operating an ORV while impaired. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $1,145 in fines and costs; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend Impact Weekend and follow recommendations; must attend AA once a week for six months; and right to operate an ORV is suspended for 90 days. Conviction is reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). One count of operating while intoxicated or under a controlled substance was dismissed.
–          Ray Ivan Griffin, 33, of 3134 W. Johnson Rd., Ludington, was guilty June 25 of third-degree retail fraud. He was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year.
–          Matthew David Giles, 35, of 210 Country Club Dr., Whitehall, was found guilty June 25 of driving while license suspended (DWLS) and operating with a blood alcohol content. Count 1: He was sentenced to 90 days in jail; $2,125 in fines and costs; outpatient (OP) counseling; 93 days discretionary jail for two years. Count 2: 180 days discretionary jail for two years; must attend Impact Weekend and follow recommendations; upon completion of Impact Weekend, jail term will be suspended; must attend AA three times a week for two years; no alcohol/drugs; and random PBTs. One felony count of third-offense operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL) was dismissed. Conviction is reportable to the SOS.
–          John Joseph King, 76, of 58 S. Carroll, Pentwater, was found guilty June 25 of operating while impaired by liquor. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $1,145 in fines and costs; Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE); 93 days discretionary jail for one year; and must attend next session of victims Impact Panel. Conviction is reportable to the SOS.
–          John Delano Bergez, 40, 4743 Free Soil Rd., Free Soil, was found guilty of selling/furnishing alcohol to minors. He was sentenced to $295 in fines and costs; and 60 days discretionary jail for one year.
–          Cynthia Lynn Chrysler, 45, of 133 S. Main St., Scottville, was found guilty June 25 of operating with a blood alcohol content. She was sentenced to 32 days in jail with credit for two days served; $1,245 in fines and costs; OP; 180 days discretionary jail for two years; must attend Impact Weekend and follow recommendations and jail will be suspended upon completion; no alcohol/drugs; must attend AA three times a week for two years; and random PBTs. Conviction is reportable to the SOS. One count of operating while intoxicated or under a controlled substance was dismissed.
–          Robert James Pelkey, 50, of 127 Eastmanville St., Coopersville, was found guilty June 25 of controlled substance use, non-narcotic. He was sentenced to $580 in fines and costs; one year discretionary jail for one year; and must have a substance evaluation and follow recommendations. Conviction is reportable to the SOS. Sanctions reportable to Michigan State Police (MSP) – suspended 180 days, restricted 150 days. One count of obtaining controlled substance by fraud was dismissed.
–          Charles Arvid Wuokila, 72, of 8960 Perrin St., Livonia, was found guilty June 25 of operating while impaired by liquor. He was sentenced to one day in jail with credit one day served; $1,145 in fines and costs; AHSE; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; and must attend Victims Impact Panel. Conviction is reportable to the SOS.
–          Klaus Robert Reimann, 59, of 807 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, was found guilty June 27 of disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $285 in fines and costs; and 90 days discretionary jail for one year.
–          Jason L. Carr, 29, of 1485 Betty Ave., Ludington, was found guilty July 1 of disorderly – trespassing/prowling. He was sentenced to three days in jail with credit for three days served; $285 in fines and costs; and 10 days discretionary jail.
–          Juan Prieto, 35, of 3300 7th Ave., Muskegon Heights, was found guilty of DWLS. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $310 in fines and costs; and 93 days discretionary jail for one year. Conviction is reportable to the SOS.
Dismissals

–          Sarah Ann Bonneau, 27, of 7010 Culver Rd., Ludington, one misdemeanor count of operating a motor vehicle without security was dismissed June 27.

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