79th District Court sentencings, posted Sept. 7, 2017.

September 7, 2017

The Mason County Courthouse.

79th District Court sentencings, posted Sept. 7, 2017.

#MasonCountyCrime.

By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer.

LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court:

-Shannon Marrie Freese, 31, of 8175 E. Johnson Rd., Branch Township, pleaded guilty August 29 to operating a vehicle while under the influence of liquor (OUIL) with child endangerment and was sentenced to 11 days in jail with credit for 11 days served; one year discretionary jail for two years; must attend victim’s impact panel; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs; subject to two drug tests per week; must comply with DHHS programs; vehicle used in the offense must be immobilized or forfeited; must continue current counseling program; and $1,660 in fines/costs. May perform 50 hours of community service within six months for a $500 credit towards fines/costs. Must review the conditions of sentencing with Judge Wadel on September 27. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State (SOS). A charge of second-offense OUIL with an occupant under the age of 16 was dismissed.

-Sean Russell Daugherty, 33, of 3624 W. Forest Hills Circle, Amber Township, pleaded guilty August 9 to attempted assault/resisting/obstructing police and was sentenced to 17 days in jail with credit for eight days served; one year discretionary jail for two years; must have substance abuse evaluation; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs and drug tests; and $905 in fines/costs.

-Logan Michael Ruiz, 22, of 313 N. Robert St., Ludington, pleaded no contest August 29 to public intoxication and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served and $285 in fines/costs.

-Daniel Lee Bothwell, 40, of 109 W. Dowland St., Ludington, pleaded guilty August 29 to domestic violence and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; no contact with victim; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs and drug tests; and $480 in fines/costs.

-Jeremy Tristan Woollett, 30, of 1336 N. Rath Ave., Pere Marquette Township, pleaded guilty August 29 to assault & battery and disorderly person – jostling. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for two years; must have substance abuse evaluation; no contact with victims; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs and drug tests; $554.82 in restitution; and $660 in fines/costs. Must review the conditions of sentencing with Judge Wadel on September 27. An additional charge of assault & battery and aggravated assault were dropped.

-Mark Alan Patterson, 58, of 207 Fifth St., Ludington, pleaded guilty August 29 to OUIL and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend victim’s impact panel; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs; must complete alcohol highway safety education; and $870 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS. A charge of failure to yield was dismissed.

-Sean Patrick Kelley, 21, of 105 Blaine St., Scottville, pleaded guilty August 29 to improper transport of medical marijuana and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must not possess any controlled substances; and $535 in fines/costs.

-Jeremy Allen Epplett, 37, of 6576 W. Sugar Grove Rd., Hamlin Township, pleaded guilty August 29 to operating while impaired by liquor (OWIL) and was sentenced to 31 days in jail with credit for one day served; 93 days discretionary jail for two years; must attend victim’s impact panel; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs and drug tests; and $870 in fines/costs. 30 day jail credit will be given if victim’s impact panel is attended. Conviction is reportable to SOS.  A charge of possession of marijuana was dismissed.

Dismissals

-Jeffery Alin Platt, 25, of 1101 Madison St., Ludington, had a charge of operating without security (no vehicle insurance) dismissed on August 31 after pleading guilty to a lesser charge.

-Gary Andrew Harris, 50, of 9246 Babcock Rd., Bellevue, Michigan, had a charge of operating while intoxicated (OWI) dismissed on August 28. Court records indicated, “There was significant likelihood defense’s motion to suppress would be granted.”

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