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79th District Court arraignments.

September 26, 2014
79th District Court arraignments.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 79th District Court Magistrate: Felonies - Codie Lee Fink, 21, of 1783 N. US-31, Scottville, was arrested Sept. 21 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for felonies of felonious assault (two counts); felony firearm (two counts) and assault and battery. A probable cause…

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4 sentenced in 51st Circuit Court this week.

September 26, 2014
4 sentenced in 51st Circuit Court this week.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 51st Circuit Court: - William Joseph Handshoe, 20, (no address listed) pleaded guilty Aug. 12 to first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC), under 13, and second-degree CSC, victim under 13/defendant over 17. He was sentenced Sept. 23 to a minimum of 10 years, six months to a maximum…

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79th District Court sentencings.

September 26, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court: - Benjamin Glenn Spore, 53, of 1297 Esther St., Scottville, was found guilty Sept. 16 of malicious destruction of personal property. He was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year; two days in jail with credit for two days served; and $566…

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Dumas forgives drunk driver who hit him; driver sentenced up to 5 years in prison.

September 23, 2014
Dumas forgives drunk driver who hit him; driver sentenced up to 5 years in prison.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Brian Keith Blackburn will spend the next 2.5 to 5 years in prison for driving drunk through a grocery store parking lot and striking a pedestrian, then driving away from the scene of the crime. His victim, Scott Dumas, has forgiven the 24-year-old Ludington resident but recognizes the need for justice and rehabilitation. (See…

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Scottville man will spend 10-30 years in prison for raping 9-year-old.

September 23, 2014
Scottville man will spend 10-30 years in prison for raping 9-year-old.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — A 20-year-old man will spend the next 10.5 to 30 years in prison for sexually violating a 9-year-old boy. William Joseph Handshoe of Scottville, appeared in 51st Circuit Court this afternoon and was sentenced by Judge Richard Cooper to prison on two counts of criminal sexual conduct. He was arrested June 6 by the…

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