51st Circuit Court sentencings include accosting child, maintaining drug house.

July 15, 2016

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By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer.

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

– Brian Kelly Smith, 26, 411 S. Hart Rd., Hart, pleaded guilty on May 18 to accosting a child for immoral purposes and using a computer to commit a crime. He was sentenced to serve 365 days in jail with credit for 109 days already served, serve six months up front with balance to be served at the court’s discretion, $1,126 in fines and costs, and 60 months of probation. As part of a plea agreement, the prosecutor dropped charges of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim under the age of 13.

– Ashley Lynn Anderson, 24, 6519 E. Sugar Grove Rd., Sheridan Township, pleaded guilty on August 11, 2015 to maintaining a drug house and possession of a controlled substance – marijuana. She was sentenced on July 5, 2016 to 365 days in jail with credit for 61 days already served, balance of the jail time to be served at the court’s discretion, 120 days of electronic monitoring and $488 in fines, costs and restitution. A charge of delivery/manufacturing a controlled substance was dismissed.

– Joseph Wayne Lambrix, 36, 2526 Anthony Rd., Pentwater, pleaded guilty on May 23 to delivery/manufacturing a controlled substance and was sentenced to 365 days in jail with credit for two days already served, serve four months up front with balance to be served at the court’s discretion, license suspended for 30 days and restricted for 150 days, $798 in fines, costs and restitution, and 24 months of probation. As part of a plea agreement, the prosecutor dropped a charge of habitual offender second offense.

– Nicholas James Piehl, 22, 810 N. James St., Ludington, pleaded guilty on April 12 to non-sufficient check of more than $200 and was sentenced to 365 days in jail with credit for 25 days already served, must serve 25 days up front (already served) with the balance to be served at the court’s discretion, $1,300.59 in fines, costs and restitution, and 18 months of probation. If probation is successfully completed, the plea may be withdrawn and a plea to a misdemeanor charge of non-sufficient check of less than $500 will be entered.

– Thayne David Patterson, 30, 307 E. Melendy St., Ludington, pleaded guilty on April 6 to operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL) second offense and was sentenced to 365 days in jail with credit for 16 days already served, must serve six months up front with the balance to be served at the court’s discretion, must complete 60 days of community service, $1,108 in fines and costs, and 24 months of probation. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State. As part of a plea agreement, the prosecutor dropped a charge of operating while license suspended.

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