79th District Court sentencings

October 16, 2015

mason_county_courthouse_fallBy Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

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

Joban Loy Scott, 34, of 4890 W. Birch Ln., Pentwater, was found guilty Oct. 6 of false info to police officer. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; and $275 in fines and costs.

Darrin Maurice Morgan, 46, of 210 E. Danaher St., Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 6 of operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) over .17. He was sentenced to 39 days in jail with credit for 39 days served; 180 days discretionary jail for two years; must attend next session of the Victims’ Impact Panel (VIP); must have substance abuse evaluation and follow recommendations; no alcohol/drugs; $1,495 in fines and costs; subject to random preliminary breath tests (PBTs); and must attend AA twice a week for two years. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). One count of operating while intoxicated was dismissed.

Melisa Ann Richards, 41, of 8776 Ironwood, Belleville, Mich., was found guilty Oct. 6 of disorderly person – drunk. She was sentenced to 16 days in jail with credit for 16 days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; must have substance abuse evaluation and follow recommendations; no alcohol/drugs; subject to random PBTs; and $587.36 in fines, costs and restitution. One count of defrauding a boarding house keeper dismissed.

Matthew Nijay Shears, 29, of 6177 Bay City Forrestville Rd., Akron, Mich., was found guilty Oct. 6 of second-offense operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 32 days in jail with credit for two days served; report to jail Feb. 16, 2016; one year discretionary jail for two years; must attend Impact Weekend and follow aftercare requirements; upon completion of Impact Weekend, jail term is suspended; $1,530 in fines and costs; must attend AA twice a week for two years; no alcohol/drugs; and subject to random PBts and drug tests. Conviction reportable to SOS.

Isreal Flores, Jr., 39, of 102 E. Whittier St., Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 6 of second-offense domestic violence. He was sentenced to three days in jail with credit for three days served; must remain on house arrest until Feb. 15, 2016; $498 in fines and costs; one year discretionary jail for one year; and no alcohol/drugs. One count of assault by strangulation dismissed.

Kristen Jayne Parker, 33, of 5095 W. US-10, Apt. 301, Pere Marquette Township, was found guilty Oct. 6 of third-degree retail fraud. She was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; and $600 in fines and costs. Restitution is reserved.

Ricky Faye Noder, 51, of 20755 200th Ave., Big Rapids, was found guilty Oct. 6 of operating while intoxicated and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; outpatient treatment; $1,430 in fines and costs; 93 days discretionary jail for two years; must attend next session of VIP; no alcohol/drugs; and subject to random PBTs. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of reckless driving and one count refusing the PBT were dismissed.

Jason Michael Steinberg, 38, of 279 First St., Apt. 2, Manistee, was found guilty Oct. 6 of operating while impaired. He was sentenced to 33 days in jail with credit for three days served; must complete Impact Weekend or a 28-day inpatient treatment program by Feb. 16, 2016 and jail term will be suspended; $1,360 in fines and costs; 93 days discretionary jail for two years; must attend VIP; no alcohol/drugs; subject to random PBTs; and must attend AA twice a week for two years. Conviction reportable to SOS.

Dismissal

Cody Morgan Denton, 20, of 109 Fourth St., Scottville, one count of possession of marijuana and one count of minor in possession of alcohol (MIP) were dismissed Oct. 6. “The People cannot prove the charged offense,” his court file states. “Defendant also has parole violation proceedings.”

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