79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted Oct. 8, 2020.

October 8, 2020

79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted Oct. 8, 2020.

By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer.

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

-James Thomas Espinoza, 28, of 1833 Palace Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, pleaded guilty Oct. 6 to operating a vehicle while impaired by liquor (OWIL) and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must have a substance abuse evaluation; must attend victim’s impact panel; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs; must complete alcohol highway safety education; and $895 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State (SOS). A charge of reckless driving was dismissed.

-Michael Alan Eager, 47, of 2897 S. Doty Dr., Branch Township, pleaded guilty Oct. 6 to operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) and was sentenced to 33 days in jail with credit for three days already 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 $1,095 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS.

 Dismissals

-Justin Michael Hamilton, 31, of 4705 E. Fisher Rd., Sherman Township, had charges of failure to maintain security (no vehicle insurance) and violating a restricted license dismissed on Oct. 6 after pleading guilty to a civil infraction. 

-Craig Lawrence Convissor, 73, of 58 S. Taylor Rd., Branch Township, had a charge of failure to maintain security (no vehicle insurance) dismissed on Oct. 6 after pleading guilty to a civil infraction. 

-Kyle Avery Michels, 24, of 6954 E. US 10, Branch Township, had a charge of failure to maintain security (no vehicle insurance) dismissed on Oct. 6 as part of a plea agreement.

-Robert Eugene VanSickle, 19, of 5078 N. William St., Fountain, had a charge of failure to maintain security (no vehicle insurance) dismissed on Oct. 1 after correcting the problem the day he was cited. 

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