79th District Court sentencings, posted Oct. 12, 2018.

October 12, 2018

79th District Court sentencings, posted Oct. 12, 2018.

#MasonCountyCrime

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

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

– James Robert Koert, 66, of 16535 Taft Road, Spring Lake, was found guilty Sept. 26 of attempted assaulting/resisting/obstructing police and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; one year discretionary jail for one year; no alcohol/drugs; subject to random preliminary breath tests (PBTs); and $815 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). Charges of marine safety – reckless operation, fourth-degree fleeing a police officer, and marine safety – operating while ordered not to operate were dismissed.

– Alisha Lynn Lemire, 24, of 5988 Orchard Lane, Hamlin Township, was found guilty Oct. 3 of embezzlement $200-$1,000 and was sentenced to $11,330 in restitution; one year discretionary jail for two years; must complete counseling; and $995 in fines and costs. One count of embezzlement $1,000-$20,000 was dismissed.

– Luke Lorenzo Duell, 33, of 1339 204th Ave., Hesperia, was found guilty Sept. 5 of assault and battery, second-offense domestic violence and attempted interfering with electronic communications and was sentenced Oct. 2 to 33 days in jail with credit for three days served; one year discretionary jail for one year; no contact with the victims; outpatient counseling; and $985 in fines and costs. Charges of third-offense domestic violence and interfering with electronic communications were dismissed.

– Arneva Lily Tyler, 21, of 301 Filer St., Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 2 of selling/furnishing alcohol to a minor and was sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for 26 days served; 60 days discretionary jail for one year; may enroll in a 30-day treatment program; no contact with the victim; no alcohol/drugs; subject to random PBTs; and $300.99 in fines, costs and restitution. One count of third-degree retail fraud was dismissed.

– Stephen Boyd Fortner, 45, of 507 N. Lavinia St., Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 2 of disorderly person – jostling and was sentenced to 30 days discretionary jail for one year; no contact with the victim; and $285 in fines and costs. “After six months, this matter may be dismissed if fines/costs are paid and no further criminal law violations,” his court file states. One count of assault and battery was dismissed.

– Cody David Carlson, 23, of Care Center Dr., Manistee, was found guilty Oct. 2 of operating while impaired and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE); 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend next Victims Impact Panel (VIP) session; no alcohol/drugs; subject to random PBTs and drug tests; and $895 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Joleigh Marie Braman, 25, of 13247 Winding Creek Dr., Grand Haven, was found guilty Sept. 27 of driving while license suspended (DWLS) and operating with a forged/altered license and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; and $615 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Hakeem Emanuel-Lee Stanfill, 29, of 7792 N. 186th Ave., Walkerville, was found guilty Sept. 24 of DWLS and improper plates and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; and $460 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Dylan Duayne Drake, 22, of 2435 N 18th St., Sheridan Township, was found guilty Oct. 8 of allowing a person to drive in violation and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year and $335 in fines and costs.

– Brittany Leigh Hernandez, 29, of 509 N. Lavinia St., Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 8 of allowing a person to drive in violation and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year and $335 in fines and costs.

– Morgan Renee Grassman, 21, of 1157 E. Fountain Rd., Sherman Township, was found guilty Oct. 8 of allowing a person to drive in violation and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year and $335 in fines and costs.

– Dalton Joseph Verboam, 27, of 607 E. Danaher St., Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 4 of disorderly person – disturbing the peace and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; no alcohol/drugs; and $285 in fines and costs.

– Andrew Zackary Perez, 32, of 221 Hoyt St., Owosso, was found guilty Oct. 1 of disorderly person – disturbing the peace and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year; no alcohol/drugs and $285 in fines and costs.

– Maura Sue Gilbert, 30, of 2435 N. 18th St., Sheridan Township, was found guilty Oct. 1 of allowing a person to drive in violation and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; and $335 in fines and costs.

– Thomas Edward Radzialowski, 19, of 7268 Mayville Rd., Marlette, was found guilty Sept. 25 of allowing a person to drive in violation and was sentenced to $335 in fines and costs.

– Erica Kareen Mendez, 36, of 602 Fifth St., Ludington, was found guilty of operating while impaired and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; outpatient treatment; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend next VIP session; no alcohol/drugs; subject to random PBTs and drug tests; and $895 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Keri Lynn Knapp, 34, of 920 E. Sofia Rd., Whitehall, was found guilty Sept. 25 of operating while intoxicated and was sentenced to 32 days in jail with credit for two days served; outpatient treatment; 93 days discretionary jail for two years; must report to jail Jan. 25, 2019 unless she has completed Impact Weekend; must attend AA once a week for one year; no alcohol/drugs; subject to random PBTs and drug tests; and $1,275 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

Fishing violations

The following were recently convicted of fishing violations and were sentenced to $220 in fines and costs (unless otherwise noted):

  • Michael R. Keen, 69, of 7811 W. 200 S, Wabash, Indiana – $505 in fines and costs for illegally taking a fish;
  • Corey Daniel Stokan, 28, of 2340 Stilson Rd., Croswell, Indiana;
  • Charles A. Baer, 66, of 53420 Pine Dr., Middlebury, Indiana;
  • Larry D. Hughes, 67, of 3699 N. 175, Warsaw, Indiana;
  • Mario Rodriguez, 2433 Colony Way, Ypsilanti, Michigan;
  • Mario Arnold Vega-Galdamez, 37, of 959 Rue Deauville Blvd., Ypsilanti, Michigan;
  • Dennis Michael Evans, 28, of 11920 Evans Dr., Six Lake, Michigan;
  • Gary Albert Delmotte, 71, of 13345 W. Dunbar Rd., Dundee, Michigan;
  • Paul Wesley Hapner, 61, of 23860 Nora St., Elkhart, Indiana;
  • Christopher Cole Hedges, 33, of 5980 E. 600 N, Howe, Indiana;
  • Jesse George Thompson, 40, of 1308 Leaning Tree Lane, Lexington, Kentucky.

Dismissals

– Eric Scott Karnes, 42, of 1906 Kennedy Blvd., Hamlin Township, one count of operating without security was dismissed “per plea agreement” Oct. 8.

– Roger Dean Newton, 33, of 72 S. Stephens Rd., Sherman Township, one count of operating without security was dismissed after he “pleaded guilty to a lesser charge” Oct. 9.

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