79th District Court sentencings

October 2, 2015

mason_county_courthouse_fallBy Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

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

James Robert Wicks, 48, of 102 S. Main St., Scottville, pleaded no contest Sept. 29 to larceny $200 or more/less than $1,000. He was sentenced to one year in jail with credit for 176 days served. Restitution is reserved. Two counts of larceny in a building were dismissed.

Russell John Masse, 52, of 4710 Oceana Dr., Hart, was found guilty of driving while license suspended (DWLS). He was sentenced to four days in jail with credit for four days served; one year discretionary jail for one year; and $695 in fines and costs. If he pays his fines and fines and costs within six months, discretionary jail term ends. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS).

Tracy Lynn Tighe, 39, of 694 W. Sugar Grove Rd., Victory Township, was found guilty Sept. 24 of allowing a minor to hunt unsupervised. She was sentenced to 30 days discretionary jail for one year and $225 in fines and costs. She was also found guilty Sept. 24 of excessive bait – over the legal limit and sentenced to $185 in fines and costs.

Carl Jeffery Hage, 49, of 18440 Baldwin Rd., Chesaning, was found guilty Sept. 24 of open intoxicants – passenger in a motor vehicle and sentenced to $265 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

Christopher Allen Zweigle, 41, of 412 Thornwild Dr., Apt. A1, Scottville, was found guilty Sept. 24 of disorderly conduct/disturbing/drunk. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; and no alcohol/drugs.

John T. Lehman, 49, of 2013 Cleveland Ave., Midland, was found guilty Sept. 24 of open intoxicants – passenger in a motor vehicle and sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year and $265 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

Shane Thomas Wardlow, 33, of 717 N. Washington Ave., Ludington, was found guilty Sept. 22 of disorderly person/disturbing the peace. He was sentenced to two day in jail with credit for two days served; 30 days discretionary jail for one year; must continue treating with physician and remain on prescribed medication; and a $125 fine. One count of malicious use of a telecommunications device was dismissed.

Joshua Lucas Urias, 24, of 20923 Autumn Lane, Howard City, was found guilty Sept. 22 of operating while impaired. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; outpatient treatment; $870 in fines and costs; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend next session of the Victims’ Impact Panel (VIP); no alcohol/drugs; and subject to random preliminary breath tests (PBTs). Conviction reportable to SOS. One count PBT refusal dismissed.

Echo Rae Ames, 58, of 926 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, was found guilty Sept. 22 of third-degree retail fraud and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year and $600 in fines and costs.

Zachary Scott Martinsen, 22, of 2884 E. Mavis Rd., Fountain, was found guilty Sept. 22 of impaired driving. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE); $935 in fines and costs; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend session of VIP; no alcohol/drugs; and subject to random PBTs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

Hazel Lera Duncil, 70, of 301 E. Court St., Apt. 110, Ludington, was found guilty Sept. 22 of third-degree retail fraud. She was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year and $125 in fines and costs.

Michael Lee Oszust, 39, of 2927 Lena Dr., Ludington, was found guilty Sept. 22 of operating while impaired. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $935 in fines and costs; outpatient treatment; 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. One count of reckless driving dismissed.

Michael Allen Chimmel, 31, of 2771 S. Scottville Rd., Riverton Township, was found guilty Sept. 22 of third-degree retail fraud. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; outpatient treatment; a $125 fine; 93 days discretionary jail for two years; no alcohol/drugs; subject to random PBTs and drug tests; and must attend AA three times per week for two years.

Travis Alan Poll, 38, of 3440 S. Pioneer Dr., White Cloud, was found guilty Sept. 22 of operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; $825 in fines and costs; 93 days discretionary jail for two years; must have a substance abuse evaluation and follow recommendations; must attend next session of VIP; no alcohol/drugs; and subject to random PBTs and drug tests. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of possession of marijuana dismissed.

Dismissal

Michael Ryan Albaugh, 26, of 6728 N. Woodbridge Rd., White Cloud, one count of DWLS was dismissed Sept. 8. “The case is dismissed on the motion of the prosecutor with prejudice,” court records state.

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