79th District Court sentencings

January 23, 2015

mason_county_courthouseBy Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

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

– Corey Evan Carsten, 29, homeless, Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 15 of disorderly person – public intoxication. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with credit for 10 days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; and no alcohol/drugs.

– J. Charles Smith, 38, of 5847 E. Decker Rd., Fountain, was found guilty Jan. 13 of wildlife conservation, taking a protected animal and sentenced to $485 in fines and costs. One count of wildlife conservation – taking deer/bear/turkeys was dismissed.

– Joseph Scott-Charles Oleniczak, 22, of 902 N. Washington Ave., Apt. B2, Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 13 of malicious destruction of personal property. He was sentenced to $645 in fines and costs and 93 days discretionary jail for one year.

– Sabrina Teresa Donald, 52, of 607 E. State St., Scottville, was found guilty Jan. 13 of embezzlement – agent or trustee, $200 or more/less than $1,000. She was sentenced to 12 days in jail; $1,090 in fines and costs; one year discretionary jail for two years; and must attend Economic Crime Program. One count of embezzlement $1,000 or more but less than $20,000, non-profit, was dismissed.

– Roger Lee Johnson, 33, of 408 E. Danaher St., Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 13 of controlled substance, possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to $535 in fines and costs; driver’s license suspended 240 days/restricted 180 days; one year discretionary jail for one year; and must not possess controlled substances unless prescribed. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS).

– Robert Vincent Bahr, 46, of 2907 W. Conrad Rd., Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 13 of operating while impaired. He was sentenced to three days in jail with credit for three days served; $870 in fines and costs; outpatient treatment; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; no alcohol/drugs; and subject to random preliminary breath tests (PBTs) and drug tests. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Clare Olin Baird, 66, of 6265 N. Larson Rd., Fountain, was found guilty Jan. 13 of operating with a blood alcohol content over .17 and sentenced to 32 days in jail with credit for two days served; must report within four months unless completes Impact Weekend Program and follows recommendations; $1,530 in fines and costs; 180 days discretionary jail for two years; no alcohol/drugs; and random PBTs. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of operating while intoxicated was dismissed.

– Jacob Ray Warner, 50, of 5928 E. Fountain Rd., Fountain, was found guilty Dec. 2 of false report of a medical or other emergency. He was sentenced to $600 in fines and costs; must continue counseling; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; and 30 hours of community service.

– Robert Cecil Welsh, 40, of 405 E. Melendy St., Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 13 of DWLS. He was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; $295 in fines and costs; and one year discretionary jail for two years. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Shawn Michael Rosencrans, 21, of 4431 S. 184th Ave., Hesperia, was found guilty Jan. 13 of possessing drugs/alcohol in hotel rooms. He was sentenced to seven days in jail with credit for one day served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; no alcohol/drugs; must have a substance abuse evaluation and follow recommendations; random PBTs and drug tests; and $600 in fines and costs. One count of MIP, third offense, was dismissed.

– Timothy Patrick Noonan, 23, of 6729 E. Barothy Rd., Walhalla, was found guilty Jan. 13 of third-degree retail fraud. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $600 in fines and costs; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; $600 in fines in costs or 38 hours of community service; and discretionary term ends upon completion of community service.

– Jonathan Herman Chambers, Jr., 19, of 926 E. Tinkham Ave., Apt. 313, Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 13 of false report of a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to $720 in fines and costs; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; 40 hours of community service; and must provide a written apology to the police officer and the prosecutor’s office. One count of false report of a felony was dismissed.

– Brandi Sue Martinez, 22, of 210 N. Harrison St., Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 15 of driving while license expired and sentenced to $225 in fines and costs and 90 days discretionary jail for one year. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Larry Richard Martin, 61, of 912 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, was found guilty of third-degree retail fraud. He was sentenced to $542.49 in fines, costs and restitution; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend substance evaluation and follow recommendations; no alcohol/drugs; and must attend AA twice a week for one year. One count of third-degree retail fraud was dismissed.

– Joshua Richard Janiga, 22, of 601 1st St., Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 20 of controlled substance, possession of marijuana and controlled substance use (non-narcotic). He was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; $1,060 in fines and costs; driver’s license suspended 210 days/restricted 180 days; one year discretionary jail for two years; no alcohol/drugs; random PBTs and drugs tests; and outpatient treatment. One count of possession of analogues was dismissed. In a separate file, he was found guilty Jan. 20 of impaired driving and sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; $870 in fines and costs; outpatient counseling; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend the next session of the Victims Impact Panel; and no alcohol/drugs. Convictions reportable to SOS.

Dismissal

– Bryan Wendell Griffin, 57, of 292 S. Meyers Rd., Ludington, one count of operating a motor vehicle without security and one cat of operating without a license were dismissed Jan. 16. “Defendant is in full compliance,” court records state. “The ends of justice do not require further prosecution at this time.”

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