51st Circuit Court sentencings.

October 26, 2020

51st Circuit Court sentencings.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced in 51st Circuit Court:

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– Christian Robert Walden, 27, of 6168 44th Ave., Kenneth, Florida, pleaded “no contest” to second-degree home invasion, interfering with electronic communications, two counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police, aggravated domestic violence and fourth-offense habitual offender and was sentenced to eight to 40 years in prison for Count 1; one and a half to five years in prison for Count 2; two to 15 years in prison for counts 3 and 4; and one year in prison for Count 5. Walden received credit for 397 days served on all counts, which run concurrently. He was also ordered to pay $2,430 in fines, costs and restitution. Walden was also convicted by the court of fourth-offense habitual offender.

– Devin McKay Martin, 20, of 702 N. Rowe St., Ludington, found guilty

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of three counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police and was sentenced to 18 months to four years in prison with credit for 156 days served for Count 1; 16 months to two years in prison with credit for 156 days served for counts 2 and 3; and $2,486.08 in fines, costs and restitution. A fourth count of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police was dismissed. In a separate file, McKay pleaded “no contest” to attempted unlawful imprisonment and was sentenced to 18 months to five years in prison with credit for 377 days served in jail and $581 in fines and costs. Probation is revoked. Charges of kidnapping and assault with intent to commit sexual penetration were dismissed. Terms for both cases run concurrently.

– Christopher Joseph Sekenske, Jr., 25, of 910 N. Washington Ave., Ludington, was found guilty of third-degree home invasion and probation violation and was sentenced to 23 months to five years in

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prison with credit for 378 days served in jail and $3,208.85 in fines, costs and restitution. Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) or boot camp is permitted. Charges of domestic violence, marijuana possession and first-degree home invasion were dismissed. In a separate file, Sekenske was found guilty of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police, fourth-degree fleeing a police officer and probation violation and was sentenced to 14 months to two years in prison with credit 88 days served in jail and $666 in fines and costs. SAI/boot camp permitted. Two counts of third degree fleeing a police officer were dismissed. Probation is revoked in both files.

– Stefanie Louise Flood, 32, of 810 E. Loomis St., Ludington, was found guilty of domestic violence and was sentenced to serve 64 days up front of a 93-day discretionary jail term with credit for 64 days served and $325 in fines and costs. Charges of assault with a weapon and fourth-degree child abuse were dismissed.

– Shawn David Lange, 38, of 3781 W. Hidden Forest Dr., Ludington, was found guilty of third-offense operating while intoxicated and failure to stop at the scene of a property damage accident and was sentenced to serve seven days up front of a one-year jail term with credit for seven days served for Count I and seven days up front of a 90-day jail term with credit for seven days served; five years probation; Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) for six months; and $1,183 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). Charges of fourth-degree fleeing police and open intoxicants were dismissed.

– Eleasar Esparaza, Jr., 29, of 5634 W. Johnson Rd., Ludington, was found guilty of of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police and attempted assaulting/resisting/obstructing police was sentenced to serve four months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 75 days served for Count 1; 75 days in jail with credit for 75 days served for Count 2; 18 months probation; and $648 in fines and costs. One count of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police was dismissed.

– Gregory Frank Accardi, 34, of 1267 W. Meisenheimer Rd., Scottville, was found guilty of second-offense operating while intoxicated and allowing a suspended person to operate and was sentenced to serve two days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for two days served for Count 1; serve two days up front of a 93-day jail term with credit for two days served for County 2; six months vehicle immobilization; 30 hours community service; must attend Victims’ Impact Panel; and $1,365 in fines and costs. One count of third-offense operating while intoxicated was dismissed. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– David Matthew Jabrocki, 77, of 1595 N. Victory Corners Rd., Ludington, pleaded “no contest” to weapon in public and was sentenced to serve one day up front of a 90-day discretionary jail term with credit for one day served; one year probation; mental health treatment; no alcohol/drugs; not to possess any firearms/weapons must be surrendered to a third party; and $325 in fines and costs. Charges of assault with a weapon (two counts) and felony firearms were dismissed.

– Mark Thomas Sturr, 61, of 1525 E. Hammett Rd., Hart, was found guilty of a third-offense operating while intoxicated and was sentenced to serve 30 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term (held to due to COVID-19) with credit for one day served; two years probation; 180 days electronic monitoring; 60 days community service; and $1,133 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Dylan James Hansen, 27, of 211 E. Dewey Rd., Scottville, was found guilty of breaking and entering/illegal entry and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for 90 days served and $325 in fines and costs. Charges of breaking and entering a building with intent and trespassing were dismissed.

– Bruce Ernest Vinton, 42, of 104 E. Fifth St., Scottville, pleaded “no contest” to operating while impaired and was sentenced to serve one day up front of a 93-day discretionary jail term with credit for one day served; must attend Victims’ Impact Panel; and $1,008 in fines and costs. One count of third-offense operating while intoxicated was dismissed.

– Cody Ethan Bayer, 23, of 407 E. Foster St., Ludington, was found guilty fourth-degree fleeing a police officer and was sentenced to serve 117 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 117 days served; one year probation; and $458 in fines and costs. A second count of fourth-degree fleeing police was dismissed.

– Robert Alan Reyes, 35, of 232 River St., Manistee, was found guilty controlled substance – possession of a non-narcotic and was sentenced to serve 45 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for two days served; driver’s license suspended one year with a restricted license after 60 days; 18 months probation; and $658 in fines and costs.

– Aaron Joseph Weeks, 33, of 10598 Whispering Brk. NW, Walker, Michigan, was found guilty of uttering and publishing a state warrant and third-offense habitual offender and was sentenced to serve six months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 126 days served; two years probation; and $728 in fines, costs and restitution.

– Justin Ray Gates, 31, homeless, was found guilty of unlawful driving away of an automobile and was sentenced to serve eight months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 146 days served; two years probation; and $788 in fines, costs and restitution. Conviction reportable to SOS. A third-offense habitual offender notice was dismissed.

– Rudy Lee Walkley, 31, of 5277 Pere Marquette Hwy., Ludington, pleaded “no contest” to attempted assault with a weapon and domestic violence and he was sentenced to three months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for one day served for Count 1; three months up front of a 93-day discretionary jail term with credit for one day served for Count 2; 18 months probation; and $658 in fines and costs. The two jail terms run concurrently. Charges of assault with a weapon and second-offense assault with a weapon were dismissed.

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