79th District Court sentencings, posted Sept. 13, 2017.

September 13, 2017

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

79th District Court sentencings, posted Sept. 13, 2017.

#MasonCountyCrime.

By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer.

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

-Matthew Jason Case, 44, of 6413 Duneview Dr., Hamlin Township, pleaded guilty September 5 to disorderly person jostling and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; must have anger management evaluation; no drugs/alcohol; and $285 in fines/costs. A charge of assault and battery was dismissed.

-Jeffrey Liam Reilly, 49, of 306 Sixth St., Pentwater, pleaded guilty September 5 to operating a vehicle while impaired by liquor (OWIL) 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; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs; must complete alcohol highway safety education; and $870 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State (SOS). A charge of refusing a preliminary breath test was dismissed.

-Angela Marie Humphries, 45, of 900 S. Maple St., Apt. 2, Ann Arbor, pleaded guilty September 5 to second-degree retail fraud and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; one year discretionary jail for two years; must continue current counseling program; and $695 in fines/costs.

-Donald Catania, 62, of 252 S. Gibson Rd., Branch Township, pleaded no contest September 5 to improper transportation of medical marijuana and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs and drug tests; and $665 in fines/costs. A charge of possession of marijuana was dismissed.

-Michele Eileen Howell, 50, of 2893 N. Tuttle Rd., Sherman Township, pleaded guilty September 5 to operating a vehicle with a high blood alcohol content and was sentenced to nine days in jail with credit for nine days served; 180 days discretionary jail for two years; must attend inpatient treatment program; must attend AA five times per week for six months and then three times per week after that; must obtain family counseling; must attend victim’s impact panel; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs and drug tests; and $1,660 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS. Charges of operating while intoxicated (OWI) and having an open intoxicant in a motor vehicle were dismissed.

-Krystal Nicole Rogers, 28, of 8230 E. Kava Rd., Sheridan Township, pleaded guilty September 5 to failure to maintain security (no vehicle insurance) and was sentenced to one year discretionary jail for one year; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs; and $705 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS.A charge of expired registration was dismissed.

-Mason Jack Groendal, 30, of 10139 S. Basford Lake Rd., Baldwin, pleaded no contest September 6 to attempted assault/resisting/obstructing police and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; one year discretionary jail for one year and $535 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS.

-McKinsey Patterson Haiss, 21, of 8613 104th Ave., Pentwater, pleaded guilty September 7 to having an open intoxicant in a motor vehicle and was sentenced to pay $265 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS.

-Thomas Edward Bajtka, 43, of 1013 Engelman St., Manistee, pleaded guilty September 7 to transporting an open intoxicant in a motor vehicle and was sentenced to pay $265 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS.

-Katie Jane Ferwerda, 37, of 414 N. Main St., Scottville, pleaded guilty September 7 to improper license plates and was sentenced to pay $175 in fines/costs.

-Emily Rose Prins, 22, of 1054 Kentwood St. NE, Grand Rapids, pleaded guilty September 7 to driving while license not valid and was sentenced to pay $225 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS.

-Erica Dawn Winters, 19, of 5437 Rasmussen Rd., Pere Marquette Township, pleaded guilty September 11 to allowing a person to drive in violation of the motor vehicle code and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year; may not operate a vehicle until legally able to do so; 12 months of probation; and $335 in fines/costs.

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