Courts

Ludington man charged with smuggling meth into jail.

June 17, 2019

Ludington man charged with smuggling meth into county jail. #MasonCountyCrime. LUDINGTON — An inmate at the Mason County Jail has been charged with six felony drug counts after it was discovered that he allegedly had concealed methamphetamine while being admitted into the jail and then allegedly distributed it while incarcerated, according to Sheriff Kim Cole. Timothy Allen Lopez, 25, of…

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Man gets jail term for financial transaction device fraud.

June 13, 2019

Man gets jail term for financial transaction device fraud. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON –– A 31-year-old Hamlin Township man was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 11, serve 60 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term for financial transaction device (credit/debit card) fraud. David John Reinoehl, of 4716 N. Beaune Rd., previously pleaded “no contest”…

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Felony drug possession among recent arraignments, posted June 13, 2019.

June 13, 2019

Felony drug possession among recent arraignments, posted June 13, 2019. #MasonCountyCrime LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Jeromy Richard Sobers, 42, of 5870 River Rd., Manistee, was arrested June 7 by MCSO on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/ecstasy). Probable cause hearing: June 19 at 1:30 p.m. Bail:…

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79th District Court dismissals, posted June 13, 2019.

June 13, 2019

79th District Court dismissals, posted June 13, 2019. LUDINGTON — The following cases were recently dismissed in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Donald Bruce Masse, 61, of 6489 W. Groth Rd., Hamlin Township, had a charge of domestic violence dismissed without prejudice by the prosecutor on June 10 because the victim is unavailable for trial. -Stefanie Louise Flood, 31, of…

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Man sentenced to jail for heroin, maintaining drug house

June 12, 2019

Man sentenced to jail for heroin, maintaining drug house. #MasonCountyCrime LUDINGTON – A 32-year-old Ludington man was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 11, to serve seven months up front of a nine-month discretionary jail term for heroin possession and maintaining a drug house. Thomas Donald Shepard, Jr., of 501 N. Lavinia St., was also sentenced to 18 months…

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