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79th District Court sentencings

April 24, 2015
79th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court: – Gary Joseph Stranc, 47, of 722 E. Loomis St., Ludington, was found guilty April 15 of student safety zone – residency violation. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail with credit for 15 days served; one year discretionary jail for one year;…

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51st Circuit Court sentencings: 3 receive prison terms

April 24, 2015
51st Circuit Court sentencings: 3 receive prison terms

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 51st Circuit Court: – William Henry Scherer III, 45, of 7127 E. Martin Rd., Fountain, was found guilty Feb. 4 of third-offense operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL) and third-offense habitual offender. He was sentenced April 14 to a minimum of two years and a maximum…

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79th District Court arraignments include strangulation, drug charges

April 24, 2015
79th District Court arraignments include strangulation, drug charges

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 79th District Court Magistrate: Felonies – Scott Gale Vandevelde, 45, of 811 N. Washington Ave., Ludington, was arrested April 18 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) for a felony of assault by strangulation and domestic violence. Probable cause hearing: April 29 at 3 p.m.…

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Hart woman pleads guilty to stealing from Walmart with her husband

April 21, 2015
Hart woman pleads guilty to stealing from Walmart with her husband

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — A 31-year-old Hart woman pleaded guilty to first-degree retail fraud in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, April 21, and in exchange for her guilty plea is looking at serving one month in jail. Melinda Ann VanDerZanden and her husband Randy Alan VanDerZanden were arrested Dec. 1 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office after stealing…

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Manistee woman faces prison for car theft

April 21, 2015
Manistee woman faces prison for car theft

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — A 50-year-old Manistee woman who pleaded no contest to a felony of unlawful driving away of an automobile (UDAA) and a misdemeanor of second-offense operating while impaired in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, April 21, is looking at a minimum two-year prison sentence. Susan Kay Lewis also pleaded guilty Tuesday during her final conference…

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