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Subject who fled courthouse is caught.

October 30, 2014
Subject who fled courthouse is caught.

BALDWIN –Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Lake County Sheriff’s Office have caught the man who fled the Mason County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon, Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole reported. Cole said Dylan James Hansen was picked up around 5 p.m. this afternoon. On Wednesday, the Ludington Police Department was called to the Mason County Courthouse for a report that…

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Defense granted 21-day extension in Phillips murder charge appeal.

October 30, 2014
Defense granted 21-day extension in Phillips murder charge appeal.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — An appeal by the state of Michigan in the murder case against Sean Michael Phillips will take place on Dec. 5, at 1:30 p.m., in 51st Circuit Court. A hearing was held this morning in front of Judge Richard Cooper to extend the defense’s brief in opposition to the state. Defense attorney David Glancy…

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Arraignments: Ludington man facing multiple felonies following drug arrest

October 24, 2014
Arraignments: Ludington man facing multiple felonies following drug arrest

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. - Gary Allen Jacobsen, 25, of 207 S. Washington Ave., Apt. 1, Ludington, faces multiple felony charges in 79th District Court following his Oct. 16 arrest by the State Sheriffs’ Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) for felonies of controlled substance, possession of analogues, and habitual offender, fourth offense. He was also arrested Oct. 16…

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79th District Court sentencings

October 24, 2014
79th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. - Donald Keith Martinez, 28, of 508 ½ E. Danaher St., Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 14 of controlled substance, possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for nine days served; one year discretionary jail for two years; no alcohol/drugs; subject to random preliminary breath tests (PBTs) and drug…

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Probation violator sent to SAI program

October 24, 2014
Probation violator sent to SAI program

LUDINGTON — Michael Thomas Martinez, 29, of 204 S. Harrison Rd., Ludington, was sent to a Special Alternative Incarceration SAI facility by 51st Circuit Court Judge Richard I. Cooper after being found guilty of probation violation Oct. 15. His probation stems from no-contest pleas to attempted assault with a weapon and domestic violence, March 12, 2013. He was also ordered…

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