79th District Court news, posted April 30, 2021.

April 30, 2021

79th District Court news, posted April 30, 2021.

By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer.

LUDINGTON — The following criminal case activity took place in Mason County’s 79th District Court:

Felonies

Petroski

-Donald Leroy Petroski, 33, of 1377 Peck St., Apt. 3, Muskegon, was arrested March 3 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on felony charges of first degree retail fraud and fourth offense habitual offender. Probable cause hearing: May 12 at 11:30 a.m. Bail: $25,000 cash.

James

-Joseph Wayne James, 37, of 2888 Valley St., Muskegon, was arrested April 21 by MCSO on a felony charge of using a computer to communicate with another to commit a crime. Probable cause hearing: May 5 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $10,000 cash.

Casano

-Karleigh Rai Casano, 26, of 602 E. Loomis St., Apt. 1, Ludington, was arrested Feb. 14 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/ecstasy), possession of a controlled substance (narcotic/cocaine), and maintaining a drug house. Probable cause hearing: May 12 at 11:45 a.m. Bail: $5,000 personal recognizance.

George

-Patrick Ray George, 32, of 7932 E. Anthony Rd., Logan Township, was arrested April 23 by Michigan State Police (MSP) on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/ecstasy). Probable cause hearing: May 5 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $5,000 personal recognizance.

 

Misdemeanors

Peebles

-Lancelot Christopher Peebles, 28, of 306 E. State St., Scottville; April 22; MCSO; disturbing the peace and domestic violence. Pretrial: June 14 at 2 p.m. Bail: $2,500 personal recognizance. 

-Anthony Craig Kellams, 59, of 2931 W. Johnson Rd., Amber Township; April 23; MCSO; operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). Pretrial: May 17 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $2,500 personal recognizance. 

 

Sentencings 

-Justin Lawrence Wenzel, 31, of 195 S. Second St., Rogers City, pleaded guilty April 28 to second offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) and was sentenced to 28 days in jail with credit for 22 days already served; one year discretionary jail for one year; no drugs/alcohol; must have inpatient substance abuse treatment; and $1,095 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State (SOS). May perform 50 hours of community service for a $500 credit toward fines/costs. A felony charge of third offense OWI and a misdemeanor charge of having an open intoxicant in a motor vehicle were dismissed. 

-Ashley Lynn Crooks, 24, of 424 N. Lewis St., Ludington, pleaded guilty April 28 to larceny and was sentenced to ten days in jail with credit for ten days served; one year discretionary jail for one year; $1,300 in restitution; and $135 in fines/costs. An additional charge of larceny was dismissed.

Dismissals

-Brandon Raymond Kelley, 21, of 27 Monroe St., Custer, had a felony charge of first degree criminal sexual conduct dismissed without prejudice on April 28. According to Mason County Prosecutor Lauren Kreinbrink, “The defendant is not competent to stand trial at this time, and will not be restored to competency in a reasonable amount of time.”

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