Muskegon Heights man facing prison is no-show for court hearing

August 25, 2015
Eric Deon Wesley with his attorney, Al Swanson, Jr., during a court hearing last June.

Eric Deon Wesley with his attorney, Al Swanson Jr., during a court hearing last June.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 35-year-old Muskegon Heights man who is looking at serving two-and-a-half years in prison for felonies of conspiracy – weapons/firearms and felony firearm failed to appear for a final conference hearing in 51st Circuit Monday, Aug. 24, and Judge Susan Sniegowski ordered that a bench warrant be issued for his arrest.

Eric Deon Wesley of 2825 Hoyt St. was arrested last March by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) and was free on a $10,000 bond.

He appeared in 51st Circuit Court, June 9, during a final conference hearing with his attorney, Al Swanson, Jr.

Swanson previously said his client could not comply with a plea agreement offered by the prosecution, but was engaged in “continued efforts to try to resolve the matter.” Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said he was placing “another offer on the table” that included Wesley pleading guilty to both counts and the prosecution dismissing a third-offense habitual offender notice. Wesley would serve two years in prison for the first count, followed by six months consecutively for the second count.

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