Felony drunk driving convictions top 51st Circuit sentencings.

February 1, 2018

Felony drunk driving convictions top 51st Circuit sentencings.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court:

Wells

– Robin Kathi Wells, 52, of 304 W. Evergreen Lane, Scottville, was found guilty Nov. 7 of third-offense operating while intoxicated (OWI) and was sentenced Jan. 23 to serve five months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for two days served; two years probation; 60 days community service; and $1,133 in fines and costs. Work release must meet Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) guidelines. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). One count of driving while license suspended (DWLS) was dismissed.

Foreman

– Jeremy Allen Foreman, 24, of 143 N. Jebavy Dr., Pere Marquette Township, was found guilty Nov. 7 of third-offense OWI and was sentenced Jan. 23 to five months up front of a 330-day discretionary jail sentence with credit for 116 days served; two years probation; 60 days community service; Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) for six months; three years vehicle immobilization; and $1,113 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of second-offense DWLS was dismissed.

O’Brien

– Patrick David O’Brien, 53, of 3370 Nina Lane, Muskegon, was found guilty Nov. 14 of third-offense OWI, second-offense DWLS and third-offense habitual offender and was sentenced Jan. 23 to serve two months up front of concurrent discretionary terms of one year in jail with credit for two days served and 90 days in jail with credit for three days served; 90 days on tether; 60 days of community service; and $1,183 in fines and costs. In a separate file, O’Brien was found guilty of OWI Nov. 14 and sentenced Jan. 23 to serve two months up front of a 93-day jail term with credit for three days served and $300 in fines and costs. Counts of third-offense OWI and second-offense DWLS were dismissed. Both files run concurrently. Convictions reportable to SOS.

Mendoza

– Roberto Mendoza, 34, of 6366 E. Minke Rd., Walkerville, was found guilty Jan. 22 of false pretenses $200-$1,000 and was sentenced to serve one month up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 19 days served; no contact with victim; must complete substance evaluation; and $400 in fines and costs. May serve weekends at either Mason County or Oceana County jails.

Michael Somsel

– Michael Joseph Somsel, 31, of 504 S. Emily St., Ludington, was found guilty Nov. 14 of litter – infectious waste and second-offense habitual offender and was sentenced Jan. 23 to serve 30 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for five days served; 18 months probation; and $398 in fines and fines and costs. His case runs concurrently with a Manistee County case.

Helrich

– Nicholas Gene Helfrich, 28, of 201 E. Filer St., Ludington, was found guilty Nov. 16 of operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine and third-offense habitual offender and was sentenced Jan. 23 to serve seven to 40 years in prison with credit for 274 days served in jail and $198 in fines and costs. One count of using a computer to commit a crime and fourth-offense habitual offender were dismissed.

Collins

– Melissa Marie Collins, 32, of 308 W. Maple St., Scottville, was found guilty Nov. 14 of uttering and publishing and was sentenced Jan. 23 to serve 90 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 72 days served; 18 months probation; and $658 in fines and costs. Two counts of counterfeiting were dismissed.

Avery

– Eric Keith Avery, 40, of 206 E. Danaher St., Ludington, was found guilty Nov. 14 of aggravated stalking and was sentenced Jan. 23 to serve four months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 31 days served in jail; five years probation; and $658 in fines and costs. Work release must meet MCSO guidelines. One count of malicious use of telecommunications was dismissed.

Wilson

-Ricky Todd Wilson, 22, of MCSO, was found guilty Nov. 7 of carrying a concealed weapon and was sentenced Jan. 23 to serve six months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 131 days served; two years probation; and $658 in fines and costs. Weapons are to be forfeited.

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