79th District Court sentencings

June 27, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court:

– Barbara Ruth Tyler, 23, of 1087 Pineway, Ludington, was found guilty June 24 of assault and battery and selling/furnishing alcohol to a minor. She was sentenced to five days in jail; 93 days discretionary jail for one year for Count I; 60 days discretionary jail for Count II; $533 in fines and costs; no alcohol/drugs; random preliminary breath tests (PBTs); and a substance abuse assessment. One count of allowing drugs/alcohol consumption by minors on premises was dismissed.

– Branden Arlie Straub, 25, of 179 N. Jebavy, Ludington, was found guilty June 24 of operating with a high blood alcohol content (BAC). He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 180 days discretionary jail for two years; outpatient therapy; no alcohol/drugs; $1,041 in fines and costs; random PBTs; and must attend Victims’ Impact Panel. Restitution is reserved. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). One count of operating while intoxicated was dismissed.

– Benjamin James Compeau, 32, of 105 Green St., Scottville, was found guilty June 24 of disorderly person, disturbing the peace. He was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year; 40 hours of community service; $403 in fines and costs.

– Jylisa Marie Hovey, 24, 1868 Jiroch St., Muskegon, was found guilty June 24 of operating while impaired by liquor. She was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; $648 in fines and costs; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE); and must attend Victims’ Impact Panel. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Kira Marie Petersen, 21, of 1008 N. Brookridge, Ludington, was found guilty June 24 of operating while intoxicated. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for two days served; $1,498 in fines and costs; one year discretionary jail for two years; no alcohol/drugs; outpatient treatment; must attend AA three times per week for two years; must attend Impact Weekend; must not enter establishments that serve alcohol by the glass; random PBTs; and must provide proof of sale of vehicle within 45 days or it will be immobilized. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Aleesha Marie Couturier, 18, of 147 S. Wildwood Run, Apt. 17, Ludington, was found guilty June 20 of third-offense minor in possession of alcohol (MIP). She was sentenced to 60 days discretionary jail for one year; 20 hours of community service; random PBTs and drug tests; and $408 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Andrew David Archey, II, 22, of 762 W. Meisenheimer Rd., Scottville, was found guilty June 20 of driving while license suspended (DWLS). He was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for two years. Court waived fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Leila Marie Pamame, 27, of 214 E. Melendy St., Apt. 1, Ludington, was found guilty June 20 of second-degree retail fraud. She was sentenced to 17 days in jail with credit for 17 days served; outpatient treatment; one year discretionary jail; weekly drug testing; monthly review with court for six months; no alcohol/drugs; subject to random PBTs and drug tests; and $408 in fines and costs.

– Randall Scott Behan, 53, of 1814 N. US-31, Scottville, was found guilty June 18 of two counts of domestic violence. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $1,160 in fines and costs; 93 days discretionary jail for two years; no alcohol/drugs; random PBTs; and inpatient treatment. If he is not accepted into inpatient treatment, he must have a domestic violence and substance abuse evaluation with Work It Out and follow recommendations. One count of interfering with electronic communications was dismissed.

Dismissals

– Zachary Allen Manier, 19, of 1316 W. Osborn Rd., Scottville, one count of domestic violence was dismissed June 19. “The ends of justice do not require further prosecution in this matter at this time,” court records state.

– Fred Wayne Surplice, 75, of 4672 W. Decker Rd., Ludington, one count of domestic violence was dismissed June 18. “Due to the facts and circumstances involved in this case, the state elects in the interests of justice not to pursue this matter further,” court records state.

– Anthony Cortez Jones, 35, of 117 Sauble Dr., Silver River AFC Home, one count of domestic violence dismissed June 18.  “Due to the facts and circumstances involved in this case, the state elects in the interests of justice to not pursue this matter,” court records state.

– Elrico James Brooks, 34, no address listed, one count of interfering with electronic communications was dismissed June 18. “The case is dismissed on the motion of the prosecutor with prejudice,” court records state.

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