79th District Court sentencings.

May 6, 2016

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emelander_03-08-16By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer.

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

  • Taylyn Louise Leonard, 30, 105 E. Foster St., Ludington, pleaded guilty on May 2 to disorderly person – disturbing the peace and sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days already served, $285 in fines and costs, 90 days discretionary jail for one year, 12 months of probation, must attend counseling and no alcohol/drugs.
  • Katlin Marie Hammond, 22, 976 E. Filburn Rd., Custer Township, pleaded guilty on April 26 to operating while impaired by liquor and sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day already served, $1,000 in fines and costs, 93 days discretionary jail for one year, must attend next session of Victims’ Impact Panel, substance abuse counseling, no alcohol/drugs and subject to random preliminary breath tests. Conviction reportable to Secretary of State.
  • Bryan Jacob Carroll, 32, 109 E. Foster St. Apt. 2, Ludington, pleaded guilty on April 27 to domestic violence and sentenced to 19 days in jail with credit for 19 days already served, 93 days discretionary jail time for one year, no alcohol/drugs and complete substance abuse counseling. A charge of interfering with electronic communications was dismissed with prejudice on the motion of the prosecutor.
  • Patricia Lera Shemka, 44, 9607 N. Brooks Rd., Baldwin, pleaded no contest on April 26 to retail fraud third degree and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year, $626.50 in fines and costs and 30 hours of community service within four months for a $300 credit toward fines and costs. A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as one by the court during sentencing.
  • Sylvia Josephine Rodriguez, 28, 1092 Brandy Ln., Pere Marquette Township, pleaded guilty on April 26 to receiving and concealing stolen property and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year, $535 in fines and costs and 30 hours of community service within four months for a $300 credit toward fines and costs.
  • Alexander Michael Kazmarski, 27, 201 S. Rath Ave. Apt. 4, Ludington, pleaded guilty on April 26 to operating while intoxicated second offense and sentenced to 32 days in jail starting August 26 with credit for two days already served, $1,530 in fines and costs, one year discretionary jail for two years, must attend impact weekend, Soberlink for two years, must attend AA twice a week for two years, substance abuse counseling, no alcohol/drugs and immobilize or forfeit vehicle used in offense. Conviction reportable to Secretary of State.
  • Brandon Arlie Straub, 27, 179 N. Jebavy Dr., Pere Marquette Township, pleaded guilty on April 28 to failing to display a valid license and sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days already served, $275 in fines and costs, 12 months of probation, 30 days discretionary jail for one year, no drugs/alcohol and submit to random PBTs. Conviction reportable to Secretary of State.

Dismissals

  • Derik Scott Brady, 28, 3215 Birchwood, Muskegon, had a charge of operating on a suspended or revoked license dismissed on April 28. “The interests of the justice do not require further prosecution of this matter,” court records state.
  • Juan Antonio Regalado, 20, 180 Main St., Hart, had a charge of operating a vehicle without security dismissed on April 28. “The ends of justice do not require further prosecution of this matter,” court records state.

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