51st Circuit Court sentencings include B&E, embezzlement, assault.

March 25, 2016

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By Allison Scarbrough. Courts/Police Editor.

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

Drake

Drake

– Dean Alan Drake, 54, of PO Box 294, Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 19 of retaining a financial transaction device without consent and embezzlement from a vulnerable adult. He was sentenced March 15 to serve four months up front of a one-year discretionary jail sentence with credit for 121 days served; one year probation; $4,999.62 in restitution that is joint and several with a co-defendant; $726 in fines and costs. Two counts of retaining a financial transaction device without consent were dismissed.

Conway

Conway

– Martin John Conway, 48, of 306 Crowley St., Scottville, was found guilty Jan. 20 of assaulting a prison employee and assault and battery. He was sentenced March 15 to serve four months up front of a one-year discretionary jail sentence with credit for 74 days served for count 1 and 90 days in jail with credit for 74 days served for count 2. Counts run concurrently. He was also ordered to 18 months probation and $1,081.84 in fines, costs and restitution. One count of assaulting a prison employee was dismissed.

Isaiah Samuel Pena

Isaiah Samuel Pena

– Isaiah Pena, 16, of 909 S. Washington Ave., Ludington, was found guilty Jan. 19 of breaking and entering a building with intent, and delivery/manufacture of marijuana. He was sentenced March 15 to serve 10 months up front or until June 3, 2016 of a one-year discretionary jail sentence with credit for 131 days served; two years probation; driver’s license suspended 30 days/restricted 150 days; and $726 in fines and costs. One count of maintaining a drug house was dismissed

Platt

Platt

– Jeffery Alin Platt, 24, of 22677 Cutler Rd., Newaygo, was found guilty Jan. 19 of failure to register as a sex offender and sentenced March 15 to serve two months up front of a one-year discretionary jail sentence with credit for four days served; $658 in fines and costs; and 18 months probation. Must report to the Montcalm County Jail April 8, and work release must meet Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office guidelines. If loss of employment, must immediately report to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office to be placed on GPS monitoring until admittance to jail. Second-offense habitual offender designation was dismissed.

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