Woman pleads guilty to police assaults

June 9, 2015
Lauri Hurst with her attorney, Al Swanson, Jr.

Lauri Hurst with her attorney, Al Swanson, Jr.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 35-year-old Ludington woman appeared remorseful as she pleaded guilty to three felony counts of resisting/opposing/obstructing a police officer during a final conference hearing in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 9.

Lauri Ann Hurst testified that she assaulted two male Ludington police officers and one female Mason County Sheriff’s deputy during her arrest, May 1, in the City of Ludington. She told Judge Susan Sniegowski that she tried biting one of the LPD officers; scratched another LPD officer; and then spit on the MCSO deputy.

Hurst, who is lodged in the Mason County Jail on a $7,500 bond, is looking at serving 90 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail sentence as agreed upon in the plea deal. Each charge carries a two-year maximum, and the sentencing guidelines are 0-17 months.

Sentencing is set for July 21 at 2:30 p.m.

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