79th District Court sentencings

February 27, 2015

mason_county_courthouseBy Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

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

– Eric Michael Heath, homeless, Ludington, was found guilty Feb. 20 of disorderly person/public intoxication. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $265 in fines and costs; $265 in fines and costs of 27 hours of community service; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; and no alcohol/drugs.

– Nathan Sean Garn, 25, of 721 Dexter St., Ludington, was found guilty Feb. 17 of controlled substance, possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $573 in fines and costs; one year discretionary jail for one year; no alcohol/drugs; and driver’s license suspended 180 days/restricted 150 days. One count of driving while license suspended (DWLS) was dismissed.

– Paul Joseph Desmet, 66, 5902 Pleasant Ridge Dr., Ludington, was found guilty Feb. 24 of operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for 15 days served; $1,625 in fines and costs; 90 days discretionary jail for two years; upon completion of Impact Weekend within four months, the 30-day jail term will be suspended; must attend AA three times per week for two years; Soberlink for one year; no alcohol/drugs; and random preliminary breath tests (PBTs) after Soberlink term ends. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS).

– Alexander Michael Kazmarski, 26, of 97 1st Ave., Norton Shores, was found guilty Feb. 24 of operating while impaired. He was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; $870 in fines and costs; outpatient treatment; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend next session of the Victims Impact Panel (VIP); no alcohol/drugs; and random PBTs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– James Allen Bills II, 26, of 505 N. Main St., Scottville, was found guilty Feb. 24 of residency violation – student safety zone. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $665 in fines and costs; and one year discretionary jail for one year.

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