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Prisoner sentenced to 26 months to 40 years for dealing fentanyl.

June 25, 2019

Prisoner sentenced to 26 months to 40 years for dealing fentanyl. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – A 34-year-old prison inmate received a concurrent sentence of 26 months to 40 years in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 25, for a conviction of delivery of fentanyl less than 50 grams and third-offense habitual offender. Anthony Joseph Brock, who is lodged…

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Inmate accused of smuggling drugs into jail tops recent arraignments.

June 20, 2019

Inmate accused of smuggling drugs into jail tops recent arraignments. The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: #MasonCountyCourts Felonies -Timothy Allen Lopez, 25, of 603 S. Washington Ave., Ludington, was arrested June 15 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on three felony counts of delivery/manufacturing controlled substances. Probable cause hearing: June 19 at 1:30 p.m.…

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79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted June 20, 2019.

June 20, 2019

79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted June 20, 2019. #MasonCountyCourts LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Dedra Gay Garrett, 57, of 11824 N. Irons Rd., Irons, pleaded guilty June 18 to operating a vehicle while impaired by liquor (OUIL) and was sentenced to 32 days in jail with credit for two days…

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Murder case bound over to circuit court.

June 19, 2019

Murder case bound over to circuit court. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — The murder case against Corey Ryan Beekman, 32, of Free Soil Township was bound over to 51st Circuit Court following a preliminary examination in 79th District Court Wednesday, June 19. Beekman is accused of murdering William Buchanan, 32, of Mears, April 16, and wounding 32-year-old Kaitlin…

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Preliminary exam against murder suspect underway. 

June 19, 2019

Preliminary exam against murder suspect underway.  #MasonCountyCrime #BeekmanCase LUDINGTON —Corey Ryan Beekman, 32, of 10550 N. US 31, Free Soil Township is currently in a preliminary examination hearing in 79th District Court at Mason County Courthouse. Beekman is accused of killing William Craig Buchanan, Jr., 32, of Mears, and injuring Kaitlin Buck, 32, at Beekman’s residence. MCP is in the courtroom…

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