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Criminal sexual conduct among 79th District Court arraignments

January 15, 2020

Criminal sexual conduct among 79th District Court arraignments LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Paul Edward Bliss, 33, of 702 S. Dryden St., Hart, was arrested Aug. 18, 2018 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) on a felony charge of second offense criminal sexual conduct. Probable cause hearing: Jan. 22 at 1:30…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted Jan. 15, 2020.

January 15, 2020

79th District Court sentencings, posted Jan. 15, 2020. LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Anna Lee Cosme, 43, of 44 N. 88th St., Apt. 10, Hart, pleaded guilty Jan. 14 to operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) and was sentenced to 33 days in jail with credit for three days served; 93 days…

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Murder trial set for end of April.

January 15, 2020

Murder trial set for end of April. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — The murder trial against Corey Ryan Beekman, 33, of Free Soil Township is scheduled for April 27-30 and May 1 in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court, according to court staff. Beekman, a former Army National Guard staff sergeant, is accused of murdering William Buchanan, 32, of…

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Drug death yields prison term.

January 14, 2020

Drug death yields prison term. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – A 34-year-old Sheridan Township woman was sentenced to four and a half to 20 years in prison in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Jan. 14, in connection to the death of Katie Lynn Fulton, 35, of Ludington. Neta Margett Sohn, of 4513 North Benson Rd., pleaded guilty, Dec. 3,…

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Sex offender pleads guilty to failure to comply with registration.

January 14, 2020

Sex offender pleads guilty to failure to comply with registration. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A 46-year-old convicted sex offender pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Jan. 14, to a felony of failure to comply with the sex offender registration act and fourth-offense habitual offender. Matthew Jason Case, of 926 E. Tinkham Ave., Apt. 313, Ludington, testified…

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