Courts

Judge will decide in 2 weeks if Phillips case to be bound over

July 31, 2014
Judge will decide in 2 weeks if Phillips case to be bound over

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — The decision of binding the murder case against a 22-year-old Victory Township man will be made within the next two weeks. Closing arguments were held this morning in the 79th District Court preliminary examination against Sean Michael Phillips. The hearing was held today after a three month adjournment. Sean Michael Phillips of Victory Township,…

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Man accused of murdering baby to appear in court Thursday

July 30, 2014
Man accused of murdering baby to appear in court Thursday

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — After a three month adjournment, the murder case against the man accused of murdering his 4-month-old daughter will continue Thursday morning. Sean Michael Phillips of Victory Township, is charged with the June 2011 murder of Katherine Phillips, who was 4-months-old when she disappeared. He is currently serving a 10- to 15-year prison sentence for…

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Baldwin man arrested on five felony counts for sex crimes

July 25, 2014

BALDWIN — A 31-year-old Baldwin man is facing life in prison following his arrest Thursday on a five-count felony warrant for alleged sex crimes with underage females. Bronson Lee Draper was the subject of an investigation conducted by troopers of the Hart post of the Michigan State Police. Draper is lodged in the Lake County Jail and has been arraigned…

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Arraignments this week

July 25, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 79th District Court Magistrate: Felonies - Jeffrey Allen Patterson, 31, of 3763 W. Hidden Forest Dr., Ludington, was arrested July 23 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for a felony of failure to register as a sex offender. A preliminary exam is set…

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79th District Court sentencings

July 25, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court: - Teresa Yvonne Vogler, 47, of 6870 Shamley, Belmont, was found guilty July 21 of disorderly – trespassing/prowling. She was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; $285 in fines and costs;…

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