79th District Court sentencings.

July 22, 2016
The Hon. Pete Wadel, 79th District Court judge.

The Hon. Pete Wadel, 79th District Court judge.

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By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer.

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

– Kelly Michael Scharich, 43, 2085 E. Townline Rd., Sherman Township, pleaded guilty on July 11 to allowing a person to drive in violation of the motor vehicle code and was sentenced to nine days in jail with credit for two days already served, 90 days discretionary jail for one year, $335 in fines and costs, and 12 months of probation. A charge of operating while license suspended, revoked or denied was dismissed without prejudice by the prosecutor.

– Kristina Mackenzie Haynes, 36, 608 5th St., Ludington, pleaded guilty on July 12 to third-degree retail fraud (shoplifting) and was sentenced to six days in jail, 93 days discretionary jail for one year, must attend the economic crime program within six months, and $586 in fines, costs and restitution.

– Derek Allen Lange, 30, 611 First St., Ludington, pleaded guilty on July 12 to disorderly person – public intoxication and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day already served, 90 days discretionary jail for one year, $285 in fines and costs, and 12 months of probation.

– Megan Weaver, 24, 2917 Lena Dr., Hamlin Township, pleaded guilty on July 12 to operating while impaired by liquor and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day already served, 93 days discretionary jail for one year, must attend victims impact panel, no drugs/alcohol, $870 in fines and costs, and must attend alcohol highway safety education. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State.

– John Michael Meehan, Jr., 51, 8129 Kirkbridge St, Belleville, Mich., pleaded guilty on July 12 to operating while impaired by liquor and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day already served, 93 days discretionary jail for one year, must attend victims impact panel, no drugs/alcohol, subject to random PBTs, and $870 in fines and costs. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State.

– Raymond Paul Stacey, 34, 311 E. Melendy St., Ludington, pleaded guilty on July 18 to improper plates and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year, $175 in fines and costs, and 12 months of probation.

– Wendy Lou Griffin, 43, 404 N. James St., Ludington, pleaded no contest on July 12 to disorderly person – jostling and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year, must have a substance abuse and domestic violence evaluation, no drugs/alcohol, subject to random PBTs, and $285 in fines and costs. As part of a plea agreement, the prosecutor dismissed a charge of domestic violence second offense.

Dismissal

Rory Ernest Bressler, 33, 3834 Cornell Ave., Baldwin, had a charge of operating a vehicle without security (no insurance) dismissed without prejudice on July 14. According to court records, “The defendant pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.”

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