79th District Court sentencings, dismissals.

May 27, 2016

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By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer.

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

– Samantha Jo Christiansen, 26, 901 W. Grand Ave., Muskegon, was found guilty by the court on May 16 to charges of third degree retail fraud and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days already served, 93 days discretionary jail time for one year, must attend economic crime program, and pay $1,062.88 in fines, costs and restitution.

– Garth Allen Lemere, 46, 4330 S. Morton Rd., Riverton Township, pleaded guilty on May 20 to a misdemeanor charge of violation of the tobacco code and was sentenced to 30 days discretionary jail time for one year. A felony charge of tobacco products tax act violations was dismissed by the prosecutor with prejudice.

– Jonathon Kent Houk, 45, 305 ½ S. James St., Apt. 1, Ludington, was found guilty by the court on May 20 of domestic violence second offense and sentenced to 30 days in jail, $775 fines and costs, must attend outpatient treatment, one year discretionary jail time for two years, Soberlink, no drugs/alcohol, and no contact with the victim.

– David Darrell Duquette, 60, 1000 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, pleaded no contest on May 17 to attempted assault/resisting/obstructing and sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days already served, one year discretionary jail time for two years, must not leave Tendercare without staff approval, no drugs/alcohol, and subject to random PBTs.

– James Lee Burrough, 46, 510 N. Rowe St., Apt. 2, Ludington, pleaded guilty on May 23 to allowing an unlicensed minor to drive and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail time for one year and $335 in fines and costs.

– John Shannon Sayles, 37, 106 S. Staffon St., Ludington, pleaded guilty on May 17 to operating while impaired by liquor (OWIL) and sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day already served, $870 in fines and costs, must attend outpatient treatment, 93 days discretionary jail time for one year, must attend victims impact panel, no alcohol/drugs, and subject to random PBTs.

– Carl William Griffin, Jr., 51, 109 E. Foster St., Ludington, pleaded guilty on May 18 to attempted failure to register as a sex offender and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days already served, $285 in fines and costs, 90 days discretionary jail time for one year, and must comply with the sex offender registration act. A charge of failing to register as a sex offender was dismissed by the prosecutor with prejudice.

– Dylan James Hansen, 22, no address listed, pleaded guilty on May 18 to larceny by conversion $200 or more and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, $1,065 in fines, costs and restitution, one year of discretionary jail time for two years, must seek and maintain employment, no drugs/alcohol, and subject to random PBTs. A charge of larceny in a building was dismissed by the prosecutor with prejudice.

Dismissals

– Jake Ryan Ring, 24, 309 E. Melendy St., Ludington, had a charge of operating a motor vehicle without security (no insurance) dismissed by the prosecutor on May 20 per plea agreement in another file.

– Mary Louise Scott, 36, 7899 W. US-10, Branch, had a charge of welfare fraud $500 or less dismissed by the prosecutor on May 19. “Defendant pleaded guilty to a separate charge in another jurisdiction. The interests of justice do not require further prosecution in this matter,” according to court records.

– Annie Louise King, 54, 1095 Lynn St., Baldwin, had a charge of welfare fraud $500 or less dismissed by the prosecutor on May 19. “Defendant pleaded guilty to a separate charge in another jurisdiction. The interests of justice do not require further prosecution in this matter,” according to court records.

– Jami Nichole Crawford, 28, 829 Naduau Dr., Pullman, had charges of transporting an open intoxicant and failure to maintain security (no insurance) dismissed by the prosecutor with prejudice on May 17.

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