51st Circuit Court sentencings include drug, gun convictions.

April 1, 2016

By Allison Scarbrough. Courts/Police Editor.

The court news is sponsored by Emelander Law Firm, PC, serving Oceana, Mason and Newaygo counties. Office: 231.303.5005; Cell: 231.303.0905. www.emelanderlaw.com.

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

Jewett

Jewett

– Dustin Michael Jewett, 24, of 814 E. Filer St., Ludington, was found guilty of probation violation and sentenced March 22 to one year and four months to four years in prison, with credit for 167 days served, and $568 in fines, costs and restitution. His probation stems from a March 1, 2011 conviction of larceny in a building. In a separate file, he was found guilty of probation violation and sentenced March 22 to one year and nine months to 30 years in prison, with credit for 372 days served, and $548 in fines, costs and restitution. His probation stems from a May 1, 2012 conviction of delivery of a narcotic or cocaine less than 50 grams and second-offense habitual offender. Both terms run concurrently, and the court does not object to Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) or boot camp.

Holtrust

Holtrust

– Steven Craig Holtrust, 59, of 707 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington, was found guilty Feb. 2 of delivery/manufacture of marijuana and larceny in building. He was sentenced March 22 to serve six months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term, with credit for 20 days served (two concurrent terms) followed by six months on Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM); two years probation; $726 in fines and costs; and driver’s license suspended one year/restricted after 60 days. One count of first-degree home invasion was dismissed.

Isaiah

Isaiah

– Miles David Roberts Isaiah, 24, of 184 N. Gordon Rd., Amber Township, was found guilty Feb. 2 of receiving and concealing guns and was sentenced March 22 to serve three days up front of a 180-day discretionary jail term, with credit for three days served, followed by 45 days on electronic monitoring (tether); 18 months probation; and $658 in fines and costs. One count of felony firearms and one count of receiving and concealing guns were dismissed.

Hernandez

Garcia-Hernandez

– Jorge Luis Garcia-Hernandez, 21, of 2272 E. Sugar Grove Rd., Sherman Township, was found guilty Jan. 20 of possession of narcotic or cocaine less than 25 grams and was sentenced March 22 to serve three months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term, with credit for five days served; two years probation; driver’s license suspended six months/restricted after 30 days; and $658 in fines and costs. Work release must meet Mason County Sheriff’s Office guidelines. One count of possession of narcotic or cocaine less than 25 grams and one count of possession of marijuana were dismissed.

Kapala

Kapala

– Jeffery Anthony Kapala, 30, of 2165 W. Hansen Rd., Amber Township, was found guilty Jan. 20 of two counts of possession of narcotic or cocaine 25-50 grams and was sentenced March 22 to serve two concurrent terms of 180 days on electronic monitoring (tether) of a one-year discretionary jail term, with credit for three days served; driver’s license suspended one year/restricted after 60 days; two years probation; and $726 in fines and costs.

Tingay

Tingay

– Amanda Lynn Tingay, 42, of 7082 N. US 31, Free Soil, was found guilty Feb. 2 of delivery/manufacture of marijuana and was sentenced March 22 to serve 30 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term, with credit for four days served; one year probation; $658 in fines costs; one year probation; and driver’s license suspended six months/restricted after 30 days. One count of maintaining a drug house was dismissed.

– Jeri Lynn Talmadge, 55, of 410 S. Washington Ave., Ludington, was found guilty Feb. 2 of possession of narcotic or cocaine less than 25 grams; possession of marijuana; and maintaining a drug house. She was sentenced March 22 to serve three concurrent terms of 11 months on tether of a one-year discretionary jail term, with credit for one day served; two years probation; and $794 in fines and costs.

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