79th District Court news, posted Oct. 29, 2021. 

October 29, 2021

79th District Court news, posted Oct. 29, 2021. 

By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer.

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

Felony Arraignments

Sobers

-Jaralee Chaloux Sobers, 38, of 4309 N. Jebavy Dr., Hamlin Township, was arrested June 20 by Ludington Police Department on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/ecstasy) and second offense habitual offender. Probable cause hearing: Nov. 10 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $5,000 personal recognizance.

Escamilla

-Alfredo Gonzales Escamilla, 34, of 7761 W. Deer Rd., Mears, was arrested Oct. 26 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on a felony charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Probable cause hearing: Nov. 3 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $500 cash.

Chaple

-Franlin Eugene Chaple, 45, of 756 N. Meyers Rd., Amber Township, was arrested Oct. 28 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on felony charges of delivery/manufacturing a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and second offense habitual offender. Probable cause hearing: Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. Bail: $500 cash.

Stewart

-Kenneth William Stewart, 59, of 6433 Maple Rd., Hamlin Township, was arrested Oct. 26 by the Ludington Police Department on felony charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and domestic violence. Probable cause hearing: Nov. 10 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $250 cash.

Misdemeanor Arraignments

-Clinton Duane Franklin, 44, of 109 E. Foster St., Ludington; Oct. 26; Ludington Police Department (LPD); stalking. Pretrial: Nov. 8 at 10:15 a.m. Bail: $1,000 cash.

-Brad Lee Bruursema, 63, of 7093 Donna Rd., Fountain; Oct. 27; MCSO; operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). Pretrial: Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. Bail: $250 cash.

Sentencings

-Sheena Marie Skoog, 33, of 6682 W. Basswood Rd, Hamlin Township, pleaded guilty Oct. 27 to assault and battery and operating a vehicle while impaired by liquor (OWIL) and was sentenced to 44 days in jail with credit for 44 days served. A charge of driving with an unlawful license was dismissed.

-Erin Jean Kernohan, 39, of 1831 Nemoke Ct., Apt. 11, Haslett, Michigan, pleaded guilty Oct. 26 to driving while license suspended (DWLS) and failure to provide information to a police officer and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year and $310 in fines/costs. A charge of failure to maintain security (no vehicle insurance) was dismissed.

-Dealan Michael Stinson, 25, of 930 Eighth St., Baldwin, pleaded guilty Oct. 26 to assault and battery and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; no contact with the victim; and $595 in fines/costs.

-Jason Wayne Cole, 48, of 507 E. Filer St., Ludington, pleaded no contest Oct. 26 to attempted breaking and entering and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; 45 days discretionary jail for one year; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random breath tests; must have substance abuse evaluation; and $386.58 in fines/costs/restitution. A charge of disorderly drunk person was dismissed.

Dismissals

-Lige Lewis Holder, 20, of 605 ½ E. Dowland St., Ludington, had a charge of failure to maintain security (no vehicle insurance) dismissed on Oct. 26.

-Brent Ryan Wicklund, 39, of 2356 E. Wilson Rd., Custer Township, had a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated dismissed on Oct. 26.

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