51st Circuit Court sentencings include CSC, strangulation assault

November 27, 2015

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 51st Circuit Court:

Ambrose.

Ambrose.

Troy Leland Ambrose, 22, of 43 S. Campbell Rd., Walhalla, was found guilty Oct. 7 of attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC). He was sentenced Nov. 17 to one year in jail with credit for one day served; five years probation; and $658 in fines and costs. Counts of third-degree CSC, accosting children for immoral purposes and using a computer to commit a crime were dismissed.

Chamness

Chamness

Joseph Otto Chamness, 39, of 510 E. Melendy St., Ludington, was found guilty May 12 of assault by strangulation. He was sentenced Nov. 17 to two to 10 years in prison, with credit for 249 days served in jail, and $598 in fines and costs. One count of second-offense domestic violence dismissed. In a separate file, Chamness was found guilty Oct. 7 of assault by strangulation and and one count of third-offense habitual offender and sentenced Nov. 17 to two to 20 years in prison, with credit for 57 days served in jail, and $258 in fines and costs. Both terms run concurrently.

Bell

Bell

Laurie Lynn Bell, 51, of 1101 S. Madison St., Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 7 of first-degree retail fraud and second-offense habitual offender. She was sentenced to one year in jail with credit for 156 days served; serve 180 days up front (already served); balance to be served at the court’s discretion; five years probation; and $558 in fines and costs. Bell was also found guilty Nov. 17 of probation violation and sentenced to serve 90 days on Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) and 90 days on tether, with her probation extended one year, and $838 in fines, costs and restitution. Her probation stems from a Jan. 20 conviction of delivery/manufacture of a schedule 4 controlled substance. Both terms run concurrently.

Brooks_Elrico James Elrico James Brooks, 36, of 648 SW Griggs St., Grand Rapids, was found guilty Sept. 9 of two counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police; one count of second-offense domestic violence; and one count of fourth-offense habitual offender. He was sentenced Nov. 17 to serve 10 months up front of a one-year discretionary jail sentence, with credit for 313 days served, (already served); two years probation; 90 days tether at the court’s discretion; and $376 in fines and costs. One count of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police was dismissed.

Rangel

Rangel

Guadalupe Rangel, 41, of 303 S. Washington Ave., Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 7 of third-offense operating under the influence liquor. He was sentenced Nov. 17 to serve four months up front of 270-day discretionary jail sentence, with credit for one day served; work release must meet Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) guidelines; two years probation; 60 days community service; and $1,108 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State.

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