79th District Court sentencings and dismissals

July 24, 2015
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 recently in 79th District Court:

– Justin Allen Whitsell, 28, of 437 N. Bean St., Scottville, was found guilty July 14 of disorderly person – jostling. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; no alcohol/drugs; subject to random preliminary breath tests (PBTs); $350 in fines and costs; and no contact with the victim. One count of assault and battery dismissed.

– Laura Jean Suzor, 31, of 1145 E. Evanston Ave., Muskegon, was found guilty July 16 of failure to display a valid license and sentenced to $275 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS).

– J. Jesus Santillan-Alanis, 35, of 872 N. 88th Ave., Hart, was found guilty of driving while license expired and sentenced to $225 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Scott Martin Stillson, 43, of 10535 N. Tuttle Rd., Free Soil, was found guilty June 29 of stalking and malicious use of telecommunications. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for two days served; work release permitted if authorized; $1,775 in fines and costs; outpatient treatment; one year discretionary jail for five years for count 1; six months discretionary jail for one year for count 2; Soberlink may be suspended while incarcerated; Soberlink must be reinstated for two years upon release from jail; outpatient counseling through Work It Out; no contact with victim; no alcohol/drugs; and subject to random drug tests.

– Alexander M. Pleitt, 21, of 303 Crystal Lake Rd., Lake in the Wood, Ill., was found guilty July 10 of open intoxicants – passenger and sentenced to $260 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Marc Anthony Buckland, 34, of 147 Bonnie St., Ludington, was found guilty July 6 of disorderly conduct – fighting. He was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; no alcohol/drugs; and $285 in fines and costs.

– Emileigh Irene Leonard, 29, of Frankfort, was found guilty July 6 of allowing a person to drive in violation and sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year and $335 in fines and costs.

– Bradley Alan Mann, 22, of 6690 E. Borowski, was found guilty July 6 of failure to report and accident. He was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year and $325 in fines and costs.

– Joshua Alan Carr, 31, of 1425 Betty Ave., Ludington, was found guilty July 9 of disorderly – trespassing – illegal entry. He was sentenced to three days in jail with credit for three days served and $285 in fines and costs. He was also found guilty of no alcohol in park after 9 p.m. and sentenced to three days in jail with credit for three days served and $265 in fines and costs.

– Rion Christopher White, 21, of 10165 W. 40th St., Branch, was found guilty July 9 of spirits not allowed in park and disorderly – trespassing. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; no alcohol; and $265 in fines and costs.

– Eric Douglas Donahue, 39, of 8435 N. West St., Free Soil, was found guilty July 13 of allowing a person to drive in violation and sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year and $335 in fines and costs.

– James Christopher LeClair, 31, of 929 N. Gaylord Ave., Ludington, was found guilty July 14 of assault and battery. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for 30 days served; outpatient treatment; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; jail term is concurrent with another matter; no alcohol/drugs; and $535 in fines and costs. One count of assault and battery dismissed.

– David DeWayne White, 48, of 713 Diana St., Ludington, was found guilty July 14 of operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $1,070 in fines and costs; Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE); 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend next session of the Victims Impact Panel (VIP); and no alcohol. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of PBT refusal dismissed.

– Aaron Grover Roberts, 50, of 346 Gier, Lansing, was found guilty July 14 of operating while impaired by liquor. He was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; $870 in fines and costs; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend next session of VIP; no alcohol/drugs; and subject to random PBTs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Douglas Eric Fry, Jr., 23, of 520 Orton St., Howard City, was found guilty July 21 of disorderly person – public intoxication. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served and $285 in fines and costs.

Dismissals

– Jeffrey Allen Baugus II, 33, of 651 S. Tyndall Rd., Branch, one count of DWLS was dismissed July 16. “Defendant pleaded guilty to a lesser charge,” his court file states.

– Charla Kay Bishop, 45, of 8557 N. US-31, Free Soil, one count of DWLS was dismissed July 16. “Defendant pleaded guilty to a lesser charge,” her court file states.

– Ann Marie Boerma, 51, of 7831 E. US-10, Branch, one count of operating a motor vehicle without security was dismissed July 16. “Defendant pleaded guilty to a lesser charge,” her court file states.

– Phillip Michael Carlson, 34, address unknown, one count of malicious destruction of personal property was dismissed July 16 “per plea agreement in circuit court case,” his court file states.

– Kerri Marie Karasiewicz, 24, of 6546 E. Dewey Rd., Fountain, one count of operating without security and one count of unlawful use of a license plate were dismissed July 16. “The interests of justice do not require further prosecution at this time,” according to court records.

– Ashley Nicole Heasty, 27, of 10625 W. Rosted Rd., Lake City, one count of stealing/retaining a financial transaction device without consent was dismissed July 16. “The defendant is being placed on prosecutor’s deferment,” according to her court file.

– Edward Clement VanDenack, IV, 52, of 3401 Sehler St., Conklin, Mich., one count of non-sufficient fund check $500 or more was dismissed July 15. “The ends of justice do not require further prosecution. All delinquent taxes and fees were paid by the defendant prior to the issuance of the warrant. Further investigation reveals a lack of criminal intent on the part of the defendant,” court records state.

Help Fund Local News

Please consider helping us keep local news active by sending a PayPal payment.

Subscribe to MCP via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 21,597 other subscribers