This week’s court sentences

January 31, 2014
By Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent. 

1 sentenced in Circuit Court

LUDINGTON – The following defendant was sentenced Jan. 23 in 51ST Circuit Court:
Ronnie Zuniga

Ronnie Zuniga

–        , 46, of 708 St. Catherine, Ludington, was found guilty of probation violation. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with credit for two days served; work release allowed; $233 in fines and costs; and 90 days on remote alcohol monitoring. His probation stems from an August 2012 conviction of second-degree child abuse and habitual offender, fourth conviction.

 

District Court sentences as of Jan. 29

LUDINGTON – The following defendants were sentenced this past week in 79th District Court:
–         Clinton Earl Seymour, 38, of 5350 W. Hesslund Rd., Ludington, pleaded no contest Jan. 22 to attempted assault/resist/obstruct; domestic violence and assault and battery. He was sentenced to three five-day jail terms with credit for two days served for each term; $1,740 in fines and costs; outpatient substance abuse counseling; one year discretionary jail for two years for Count I; 93 days discretionary jail for two years for Count II; 93 days discretionary jail for two years for Count III; no contact with victims; no alcohol/drugs; and subject to random preliminary breath tests (PBTs).
–         Kayla Marie Parrish, 21, of 605 E. Danaher St., Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 21 of second-degree retail fraud. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail; $742.39 in fines, costs and restitution; and one year discretionary jail for two years.
–         Jonathon Franklin Bentz, 26, of 301 E. First St., Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 21 of controlled substance – possession marijuana. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $580 in fines and costs; one year discretionary jail for one year; driver’s license suspended 180 days/restricted 150 days.
–         Amanda Lynn Cantu, 25, of 1507 E. Mil Rd., Hart, was found guilty Jan. 21 of operating while intoxicated or under a controlled substance. She was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $1,245 in fines and costs; outpatient counseling; 93 days discretionary jail for two years; Soberlink for one year; must attend Impact Weekend and follow recommendations; and no alcohol/drugs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State. One count of operating with a blood alcohol content .17 or higher was dismissed.
–         Timothy Joseph Ward, 29, of 241 E. Johnson Rd., Scottville, was found guilty Jan. 21 of second-offense domestic violence. He was sentenced to 36 days in jail with credit for 36 days served; $740 in fines and costs; outpatient substance abuse counseling; one year discretionary jail for two years; and no contact with victim. One count of interfering with electronic communications was dismissed.
Dismissal
–         Kerri Marie Acker, 38, of 6679 Beach St., Ludington, one count of open intoxicant in a motor vehicle was dismissed Jan. 24. “People unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt at this time,” court records state.

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