Courts

Fetters will get independent psych exam

April 16, 2013
Fetters will get independent psych exam

LUDINGTON — Lowell Fetters appeared in 51st Circuit Court today for a final conference in front of Judge Richard Cooper. Instead of a final conference, though, it was determined, at the request of defense attorney David Glancy, that Fetters would seek an independent psychological examination to determine if he can stand trial. Fetters, 65, is being charged with 32 counts…

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Baby Kate’s grandmother sentenced for illegal credit card use

April 16, 2013
Baby Kate’s grandmother sentenced for illegal credit card use

LUDINGTON — April Lynn Lange was sentenced today in 51st Circuit Court for tampering with a financial transaction device. Lange is the grandmother of Katherine “Baby Kate” Phillips and mother of Ariel Courtland. The charges against the 38-year-old Ludington resident stemmed from using stolen credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars of items from local retail outlets including Wal-Mart, Meijer…

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Accused police shooter will appear in court today

April 16, 2013
Accused police shooter will appear in court today

LUDINGTON — A final court conference will be held this afternoon for Lowell Fetters, the man charged with shooting a Ludington police officer. Fetters, 65, is expected to appear in 51st Circuit Court at 3:45 p.m. During that time his attorney, David Glancy, will meet with the prosecutor to discuss whether Fetters will accept a plea agreement or stand trial.…

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79th District Court

April 12, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough, MCP Correspondent.  LUDINGTON — The following proceedings took place this past week in 79th District Court at the Mason County Courthouse. – Kayleigh Lynn Clark. 23, of 103 First St., Ludington, was found guilty April 4 of driving while license suspended and sentenced to $285 in fines and costs. Conviction is reportable to the Secretary of…

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Arraignments

April 12, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough, MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON — The following individuals were arraigned the past week in 79th District Court. Felonies: – Loretta Lucine Surplice, 19, of 4672 W. Decker Rd., Ludington, was arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office April 3 on a felony of domestic violence, third offense. Bail set at $7,500/10 percent. A preliminary exam was set…

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