79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted March 3, 2017.

March 3, 2017

mason_county_courthouse_winter_vertical79th District Court sentencings and dismissals.

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By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer.

The following were recently sentenced in 79th District Court:

  • Jennifer Ann Fitch, 31, of 504 Fifth St., Ludington, pleaded guilty Feb. 21 to second-offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) and was sentenced to 31 days in jail with credit for one day served; one year discretionary jail for two years; must attend victim’s impact weekend; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs; subject to random drug tests; the vehicle used in the offense shall be immobilized or forfeited; and $1,135 in fines/costs.  Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State (SOS).
  • Beatrice Vania Desandre, 38, of 3204 Tamworth St., Muskegon, pleaded guilty Feb. 21 to disorderly person – jostling and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; must complete current anger management counseling; no contact with the victim; and $285 in fines/costs.  A charge of assault and battery was dismissed.
  • Ronald Allen Michel, 37, of 35502 Washburn Rd., New Plymouth, Ohio, pleaded guilty Feb. 27 to third degree retail fraud (shoplifting) and was sentenced to five days in jail with credit for five days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year;  and 12 months of probation.  Fines/costs are suspended.
  • Brandon Dean McCann, 25, of 4592 88th Ave., Hart, pleaded no contest  Feb. 21 to third degree retail fraud and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; $72.88 in restitution; and $665 in fines/costs. 
  • Noah Jon Thomas Raines, 22, of 7438 W. Wingleton, Baldwin, pleaded guilty Feb. 21 to impaired driving and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend victim’s impact panel; must complete alcohol highway safety education; and $935 in fines/costs.  Conviction is reportable to SOS.

Dismissals

  • Casey Sue Smith, 35, of 1934 N. Lakeshore Dr., Rm. 10, Hamlin Township, had a charge of domestic violence dismissed without prejudice on Feb. 21.  According to court records, “Victim is unavailable for trial and will not be available in reasonable future.”
  • Timothy James Gibson, 42, of 3752 Richardson Ave., Muskegon, had a charge of operating without security (no vehicle insurance) dismissed on Feb. 21 without prejudice.  According to court records, “Defendant pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.”

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