51st Circuit Court sentencings include police property destruction, drug possession.

April 29, 2016

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

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

  • Desmarais

    Desmarais

    Andrew Michael Desmarais, 28, of 14135 Pleasanton Hwy., Bear Lake, was found guilty Feb. 24 of malicious destruction of police/fire property; possession of marijuana; and third-offense habitual offender. He was sentenced April 19 to serve seven months up front of two concurrent one-year discretionary jail terms with credit for 171 days served; two years probation; $726 in fines and costs; and driver’s license suspended one year/restricted after 60 days. Second-offense habitual offender designation on the marijuana possession charge was dismissed.

  • Griffin

    Griffin

    Tyler Joel Griffin, 24, of 204 First St., Ludington, was found guilty March 1 of possession of a narcotic or cocaine less than 25 grams and sentenced April 19 to serve five months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 18 days served and $125 in fines and costs. In a separate file, Griffin was found guilty March 1 of possession of a narcotic or cocaine less than 25 grams and sentenced April 19 to serve five months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 45 days served; two years probation; driver’s license suspended 180 days/restricted after 30 days; and $658 in fines and costs. Work release allowed if it meets Mason County Sheriff’s Office guidelines. Sentences are concurrent.

  • Bahr

    Bahr

    Robert Vincent Bahr, 47, of 2907 W. Conrad Rd., Amber Township, was found guilty March 8 of third-offense operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL) and sentenced April 19 to 93 days in jail with credit for 114 days served and $125 in fines and costs. One count of driving while license suspended (DWLS) and fourth-offense habitual offender designation were dismissed. In a separate file, he was found guilty of third-offense OUIL and sentenced to serve nine months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 118 days served; two years probation; 60 days community service; three years vehicle immobilization; and $1,108 in fines and costs. Both files run concurrently. Convictions are reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS).

  • Vega

    Vega

    Manuel Joe Vega, 30, of 1090 N. Lancer Lane, Lot 37, Pere Marquette Township, was found guilty March 15 of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police and sentenced April 19 to serve 90 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 49 days served; two years probation; and $658 in fines and costs. Work release allowed if it meets MCSO guidelines. Third-offense habitual offender designation dismissed.

  • Roberts

    Roberts

    Phillip Edward Roberts, Jr., 30, of 6537 East Glen Lane, Sheridan Township, was found guilty March 8 of receiving and concealing stolen guns and sentenced April 19 to serve seven months on a tether of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 103 days served; $658 in fines and costs; and two years probation. Two counts of felony firearms; one count of receiving and concealing stolen guns; one count of firearms possession; and fourth-offense habitual offender designation were dismissed.

  • Penn

    Penn

    Gerald Anthony Penn, 44, of 777 Cole Creek Lane, White Cloud, pleaded “no contest” to AIDS or AIDS-related disease – sexual penetration with uninformed partner and was sentenced April 19 to serve six months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 58 days served; five years probation; and $902.40 in fines, costs and restitution. HIV testing and sex offender registration have been completed. One count of aggravated domestic violence was dismissed.

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