District Court sentencings, dismissals.

July 15, 2016

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By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer.

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

– Antonio Edward Jiminez, 27, 11571 N. Campbell Rd., Meade Township, pleaded guilty on June 27 to allowing a person to drive in violation of the Michigan Vehicle Code and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days already served, $335 in fines and costs, and 90 days discretionary jail for one year. A charge of operating while license suspended, revoked or denied was dismissed without prejudice in exchange for his guilty plea.

– Jihad Fayez Abuzer, 32, 2201 S. Flower St., Denver, Colorado, pleaded guilty on July 5 to using a controlled substance – marijuana and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days already served, $295 in fines and costs, and 90 days discretionary jail for one year. A charge of possession of a controlled substance – marijuana was dismissed on the motion of the prosecutor with prejudice.

– Johnny Ray Taylor, 54, 203 E. Melendy St., Ludington, pleaded no contest on July 6 to domestic violence second offense and was sentenced to 20 days in jail with credit for 20 days already served, $665 in fines and costs, one year discretionary jail for one year, must acquire Soberlink, must have a substance abuse evaluation and follow recommendations, no drugs/alcohol, must attend AA two times per week for one year, if Soberlink is removed the defendant is subject to random PBTs, and defendant must remain in jail pending the installation of Soberlink. A charge of habitual offender third offense was dismissed on the motion of the court with prejudice.

– Andrew Chancy Patterson, 45, 273 N. Maple St., Shelby, pleaded guilty on July 5 to operating while impaired by liquor and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days already served, $870 in fines and costs, 93 days discretionary jail for one year, must attend victims’ impact panel, no drugs/alcohol, subject to random PBTs, and must complete Alcohol Highway Safety Education. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State. A charge of refusing to take a preliminary breath test was dismissed on the motion of the prosecutor with prejudice.

– Aaron Matthew Daniel, 30, 8651 Marquette Rd., Schererville, Indiana, pleaded guilty on July 5 to using a controlled substance – marijuana and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days already served, $295 in fines and costs, and 90 days discretionary jail for one year. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State. A charge of possession of a controlled substance – marijuana was dismissed on the motion of the prosecutor with prejudice.

– Logan James O’Brien, 24, 716 E. Filer St., Ludington, pleaded guilty on July 5 to operating while impaired by liquor and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day already served, $870 in fines and costs, 93 days discretionary jail for one year, must attend victim’s impact panel, no drugs/alcohol, subject to random PBTs, and must attend outpatient substance abuse counseling. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State.

– Josiah Christian Blount, 19, 7515 N. Alexander Rd., Grant Township, pleaded guilty in July to possessing a fish without a license and was ordered to pay $250 in fines and costs.

– Sarah Elizabeth Visscher, 21, 305 E. Stray St., Ludington, pleaded guilty on July 7 to allowing a dog to run loose and was ordered to pay $160 in fines and costs.

Dismissals

– Sheryl Lynn Yarmuth, 42, 3765 Vale Dr., Traverse City, had a charge of operating while license suspended, revoked or denied dismissed without prejudice on July 11. Court records indicated, “The defendant pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.”

– Jesse Donald Talmadge, 29, 508 E. Danaher St., Ludington, had a charge of fraudulent use of a public utility less than $500 dismissed without prejudice on July 11. Court records indicated, “The defendant pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.”

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