79th District Court news, posted Sept. 16, 2021. 

September 16, 2021

79th District Court news, posted Sept. 16, 2021. 

By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer.

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

Felony Arraignments

Myers

-Jenna Dianne Myers, 27, of 1245 N. LaSalle Rd., Amber Township, was arrested Sept. 12 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/ecstasy), possession of a controlled substance (narcotic/cocaine), and fourth offense habitual offender. Probable cause hearing: Sept. 22 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $10,000 cash.

McKinley

-Jon Howard McKinley, 31, of 5988 Orchard Ln., Hamlin Township, was arrested Aug. 29 by MCSO on felony charges of first degree home invasion and fourth offense habitual offender. Probable cause hearing: Sept. 22 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $5,000 cash.

Evans

-Wesley Howard Evans, 50, of 1245 E. Summit Ave., Muskegon, was arrested Sept. 8 by MCSO on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/ecstasy), failure to maintain security (no vehicle insurance) and second offense driving while license suspended (DWLS). Probable cause hearing: Sept. 22 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $750 cash.

Austin

-Zachary Scott Austin, 33, of 151 Wildwood Dr., Apt. 9, Amber Township, was arrested Sept. 13 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) on a felony charge of aggravated stalking. Probable cause hearing: Sept. 22 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $750 cash.

 

Misdemeanor Arraignments

Skoog

-Sheena Marie Skoog, 33, no address listed; Sept. 14; MCSO; operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Pretrial: Sept. 22 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: Denied due to defendant being sentenced to prison on a related circuit court matter.

 

 

 

Sentencings

-Valerie Renee Farley, 28, of 1600 Military St., Apt. A2, Port Huron, pleaded guilty Sept. 14 to operating a vehicle with a high blood alcohol content and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 180 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend victim’s impact panel; must attend AA two times per week for six months; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs; must continue current counseling program; and $1,195 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State (SOS). A charge of transporting an open intoxicant in a motor vehicle was dismissed.

-Kathy Gliszcinski, 55, of 1018 N. Ferry St., Ludington, pleaded no contest Sept. 14 to operating a vehicle while impaired by liquor (OUIL) and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for six months; 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 SOS.

-Katie Lee Andersen, 30, of 2216 N. Stiles Rd., Victory Township, pleaded guilty Sept. 14 to operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs; must attend victim’s impact panel; must attend SMART online recovery class at least two times per week; must continue current counseling program; and $1,095 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS.

-Erin Kim Lieurance, 36, of 806 Buck St., Tiffin, Iowa, pleaded guilty Sept. 14 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 attend victim’s impact panel; no drugs/alcohol; must complete alcohol highway safety education; and $895 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS. 

-Thys Leroy Talsma, 54, of 308 E.  Fourth St., Ludington, pleaded guilty Sept. 14 to malicious destruction of personal property and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for six months; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs; and $518.30 fines/costs/restitution. A charge of disorderly drunk person was dismissed.

-Justin Tyler Flanery, 28, of 423 N. William St., Ludington, pleaded guilty Sept. 15 to driving while license suspended and was sentenced to pay $285 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS.

Dismissals

-Andrew Blue Lawrence, 30, of PO Box 823, Manistee, had a charge of domestic violence dismissed on Sept. 13.

-Fred Arthur Christmas, 63, of PB Box 203, New Era, had a charge of second offense domestic violence dismissed on Sept. 13 after being found not guilty by a jury. 

-Suzanna Lynn Henry, 46, of 7955 W. Hayes Rd., Shelby, had charges of second degree home invasion and assault/battery dismissed on Sept. 10 due to the prosecution being unable to establish the elements of the charged defense due to the death of the victim.

-James Jay Hendry, 75, of 2306 Riverwood Dr., Twin Lake, had charges of second degree home invasion and assault/battery dismissed on Sept. 10 due to the prosecution being unable to establish the elements of the charged defense due to the death of the victim.

-Jeffrey Clay Young, 51, of 6571 E. Beach St., Fountain, had a charge of second degree retail fraud dismissed on Sept. 12 as part of a plea agreement.

-Collin Christopher Drake, 26, of 7157 Martin Rd., Fountain, had a charge of domestic violence dismissed on Sept. 9 due to the witness not cooperating. 

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