79th District Court sentencings

May 2, 2014
The Hon. Pete Wadel, 79th District Court judge.

The Hon. Pete Wadel, 79th District Court judge.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

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

–       Jamus Joseph Johnson, 35, of 1008 N. William St., Ludington, was found guilty, April 29, of telecommunication – use/device/identification and was sentenced to one year discretionary jail for two years and $580 in fines and costs.

–       Joshua Joseph May, 38, of 1916 Lakeshore Rd., Manistee, was found guilty, April 29, of failure to return rented property and sentenced to one year discretionary jail for two years and $580 in fines and costs.

–       David William-Edward Carpenter, 25, of C/O 5830 W. 7th St., Mears, pleaded no contest, April 29, to two counts of domestic violence and was sentenced to two two-day jail terms with credit for two days served for both terms; $1,160 in fines and costs; outpatient treatment; 93 days discretionary jail for one year for each count; 58 hours community service for payment of fines and costs for count 2; random preliminary breath tests (PBTs); and must attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) twice a week for one year. One count of malicious destruction of personal property (MDOP) and a third count of domestic violence were dismissed.

–       Mara Lynn Wittlieff, 19, of 784 N. Stiles Rd., Ludington, was found guilty, April 29, of minor in possession of alcohol (MIP), third offense and sentenced to 60 days discretionary jail for two years; must have a substance evaluation and follow recommendations; no alcohol/drugs; subject to random PBTs; $580 in fines and costs; and must attend AA twice a week. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS).

–       Damien Charles Dietz, 22, of 2166 N. Lincoln Rd., Ludington, was found guilty, April 29, of driving while license suspended (DWLS) and sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $285 in fines and costs; and 60 days discretionary jail for one year. Conviction reportable to SOS.

–       Adam Robert Madsen, 30, of 2995 Townline Rd., Ludington, was found guilty, April 28, of disturbing the peace and sentenced to 30 days discretionary jail for one year; $285 in fines and costs; and no alcohol/drugs.

–       Leroy Edward Dennis, 50, of 3920 S. Branch Rd., Branch, was found guilty, April 28, of allowing a person to drive in violation and sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year and $335 in fines and costs.

–       Steven Anthony Davis, 46, of 91 N. Alpine Dr., Fountain, was found guilty, April 28, of violation of a restricted license and sentenced to $225 in fines and costs and 90 days discretionary jail for one year. Conviction reportable to SOS.

–       Michael David Dibble, 33, of 202 E. Stray St., Ludington, was found guilty, April 28, of DWLS and sentenced to $225 in fines and costs and 90 days discretionary jail for one year. Conviction reportable to SOS.

–       Gabriel Isaiah Austin, 40, of 510 N. Emily St., Apt. K, Ludington, was found guilty, April 22, of second-offense domestic violence and sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for 30 days served; one year discretionary jail for two years; must have a substance evaluation and follow recommendations; no alcohol/drugs; subject to random drugs tests and PBTs; and $580 in fines and costs. One count of assault by strangulation and a second count of domestic violence were dismissed.

 

Dismissals

–       Jody Lee Goodman, 44, of 4860 N. Cleveland St., Fountain, one count of domestic violence was dismissed, April 28. “Defendant is acquitted on all charges in this case after a trial by jury,” court records state.

–       Georgia Rae Makowicki, 53, of 105 Fourth St., Apt. 1, Ludington, one count of MDOP was dismissed, April 25. “Defendant pled to another charge and further prosecution of this matter is a waste of prosecutorial resources,” court records state.

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