79th District Court sentencings, as of April 23, 2014

April 25, 2014
79th District Court Judge Pete Wadel

79th District Court Judge Pete Wadel

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON – The following were sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court this past week:

–          Walker William Carroll, 53, of 207 E. Second St., Scottville, was found guilty April 22 of operating while intoxicated, second offense and sentenced to 32 days in jail with credit for two days served; outpatient treatment; $1,545 in fines and costs; one year discretionary jail for two years; must attend Impact Weekend and follow recommendations and upon completion, jail term is suspended; must follow recommendations of substance abuse evaluation; must attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) three times per week for two years; no alcohol/drugs; and subject to random preliminary breath tests (PBTs). Conviction reportable to SOS.

–          Benjamin Lee Towers, 36, of 707 E. Lavinia St., Ludington., was found guilty April of trespassing and sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; $265 in fines and costs; 30 days discretionary jail for one year; no alcohol/drugs; and no contact with the victims. One count of breaking and entering without owner’s permission dismissed.

–          Chelsi Alexandria Nutter, 18, of 113 State St., Scottville, was found guilty of larceny $200 or more and sentenced to five days in jail; one year discretionary jail for two years; must attend Economic Crime Program; and $989 in fines, costs and restitution. One count of larceny in a building was dismissed.

–          Samantha Jean Fitzgerald, 24, of 8935 One Mile Rd., Hesperia, was found guilty April 15 of second-degree retail fraud and sentenced to seven days in jail; one year discretionary jail for one year; must give truthful testimony when called; and $580 in fines and costs. One count of conspiracy to commit first-degree retail fraud was dismissed.

–          Steven Lee Johnson, 28, of 6724 Wever Rd., Walhalla, was found guilty April 21 of failure to display a valid license and sentenced to $275 in fines and costs and 90 days discretionary jail for one year. Conviction reportable to SOS.

–          Donald Timothy Gilman, 41, of 706 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO, was found guilty April 7 of driving while license suspended (DWLS) and sentenced to $225 in fines and costs and 90days discretionary jail for one year. Conviction reportable to SOS.

–          Alex Christian Jobbins-Ortiz, 18, of 1105 Lancer Lane, Lot 32, Ludington, was found guilty April 15 of DWLS and sentenced to $225 in fines and costs and 90 days discretionary jail for one year. Conviction reportable to SOS.

–          Autumn Lynn Pond, 35, of 3065 N. Reek Rd., Custer, was found guilty April 15 of second-degree retail fraud and sentenced to one year discretionary jail for two years; must attend Economic Crime Program; and $580 in fines and costs.

–          Jodie Marie Phillips, 40, of 305 Rowe St., Ludington, was found guilty April 15 of operating while intoxicated or under a controlled substance and sentenced to 11 days in jail with credit for 11 days served; $1,245 in fines and costs; outpatient treatment; 93 days discretionary jail for two years; must attend next session of the Victims’ Impact Panel; no alcohol/drugs; must attend AA three times per week for two years; and is subject to random PBTs and drug tests. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of operating with a high blood alcohol content (BAC) was dismissed.

–          Jenna Diane Myers, 20, of 4631 W. Deren Rd., Ludington, was found guilty April 15 of second-degree retail fraud and sentenced to outpatient treatment; $580 in fines and costs; one year discretionary jail; and no alcohol/drugs.

–          Andrew Thomas Walicki, 25, of 1106 Lancer Ln., Lost 35, Ludington, was found guilty April 15 of malicious telecommunications services and sentenced to $580 in fines and costs; outpatient treatment; 180 days discretionary jail for two years; no alcohol/drugs; and subject to random PBTs. One count of domestic violence was dismissed.

–          Harlan Robert Cabana, 65, of 100 S. Wildwood Crossing, Apt. 13, Ludington, was found guilty April 15 of controlled substance, possess of marijuana and sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $580 in fines and costs; one year discretionary jail for one year; and driver’s license suspended 180 days/restricted 150 days.

–          Nicholas Ray Collins, 30, of 7871 Mielke Rd., Freeland, Mich., was found guilty April 15 of operating while impaired by liquor and sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; outpatient treatment; $1,145 in fines and costs; 93 days discretionary jail for two years; must attend next session of the Victims’ Impact Panel; 30 hours of community service; no alcohol/drugs; and subject to random PBTs and drug tests. Conviction reportable to SOS.

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