79th District Court sentencings as of March 26

March 28, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON – The following were sentenced in 79th District Court this past week:

–       Travis Ivan Woodring, 28, of 810 E. Loomis St., Ludington was found guilty March 19 of domestic violence in two separate files. He received concurrent sentences of 15 days in jail with credit for two days served; $580 in fines and costs; 93 days discretionary jail for two years; must complete anger management, including substance abuse counseling and Work It Out; submit to random preliminary breath tests (PBTs) and drug tests; must take prescribed medications; no alcohol/drugs; and no contact with victim. One count of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault by strangulation were dismissed.

–       Jesse Jay Staples, 22, of 6213 E. Hansen Rd., Fountain, was found guilty March 24 of taking an illegal deer/possession and was sentenced to $1,535 in fines and costs or 49 hours of community service in lieu of fines/costs. He was also found guilty of wildlife conservation, hunting and sentenced to $265 in fines and costs or 26 hours of community service in lieu of fines/costs.

–       Alex Christian Jobbins-Ortiz, 18, of 1121 Lancer Lane, Lot 34, Ludington, was found guilty March 20 of allowing a person to drive in violation and was sentenced to $360 in fines and costs and 30 days discretionary jail for one year.

–       Ashley Nicole Martinsen, 24, of 401 W. 3rd St., Apt. 424, Scottville, was found guilty March 20 of open intoxicant in a motor vehicle/passenger and sentenced to $265 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS).

–       Kaci Allison-Makinze Browning, 23, of 504 E. Danaher St., Ludington, was found guilty March 20 of driver transporting open intoxicants in a vehicle and sentenced to $265 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

–       Charles Thomas Herbert, 59, of 612 Adams, Ludington, was found guilty March 20 of open intoxicant in a motor vehicle/passenger and sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served and $265 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

–       Brian Timothy Peterson, 25, of 4555 S. Ordway, Scottville, was found guilty March 20 of disorderly – drunken behavior. He was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; $285 in fines and costs; and 30 days discretionary jail for one year.

–       Victoria Ann Marcin, 60, of 207 S. Ludington Ave., Ludington, was found guilty March 20 of allowing an unlicensed person to operate a motor vehicle and sentenced to $335 in fines and costs and 30 days discretionary jail for one year.

–       Kenneth Tyrone Ross, 53, of 207 S. Washington Ave., Ludington, was found guilty March 20 of driving while license suspended (DWLS) and sentenced to $225 in fines and costs and 30 days discretionary jail for one year. Conviction reportable to SOS.

–       Mary Ann Taylor, 26, of 708 Fifth St., Apt.1, Ludington, was found guilty March 20 of open intoxicant in a motor vehicle/passenger and sentenced to $265 in fines and costs. . Conviction reportable to SOS.

–       Taryn Jade Ezdebski, 27, of 708 5th St., Apt. 1, Ludington, was found guilty March 20 of driver transporting open intoxicants in a vehicle and sentenced to $265 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

–       Will Scotty-McWayne Martin, 18, of 932 Schoenerr Rd., Custer, was found guilty March 19 of stalking and sentenced to $605 in fines and costs.

–       Sarah Angela Friedley, 35, of 210 E. Danaher St., Ludington, was found guilty March 19 of third-degree retail fraud. She was sentenced to $580 in fines and costs and 93 days discretionary jail for one year.

Dismissals

–       James Philip Biggin, III, 27, of 143 N. Jebavy Dr., Apt. 13, of Ludington, one count of welfare fraud over $500 and one count of welfare fraud (failure to inform) $500 or more were dismissed March 20. “Defendant has paid in full. The ends of justice do not require further prosecution,” court records state.

–       Maximo Chapa, Jr., 23, of 6242 N. Lincoln Rd., Ludington, one count of controlled substance, possession of marijuana was dismissed March 19. “Although probable exists that the marijuana that was found in defendant’s vehicle (in a pack of cigarettes of the same brand the defendant smokes) belonged to him, the People are unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the marijuana did not belong to another occupant of the car,” court records state.

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