Courts

Arraignments

March 1, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following arraignments took place this week in front of the magistrate of the 79th District Court. – Chelsea Rae Robison, 22, 1028 Brandy Lane, Ludington, was arrested Feb. 22 for the misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. She was released on 10% bond of $2,500 bail. A pretrial district court date of March 25 at 1:30 p.m. has…

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Has defendant hurt his case by defending himself?

February 28, 2013
Has defendant hurt his case by defending himself?

Analysis by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The kidnapping trial of Mark McCallum is now in its fourth day of testimony. McCallum is accused of taking his then 4- and 2-year-old children out of state in February 2012 while he and his then-wife, Sharon Kludy, were separated and going through a divorce. Kludy had custody of the children through the…

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Court sentences

February 22, 2013

Circuit Court LUDINGTON — The following was sentenced this week in 51st Circuit Court: – Laquentin Deshawn Simpson, 28, of 1476 Kingsley St., Muskegon, was found guilty Feb. 13 of police officer – fleeing, third degree. Sentence: 365 days in jail with credit for two days served, must serve five months up front with balance to be served at court’s…

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Arraignments

February 22, 2013

LUDINGTON – The following were arraigned this week in 79th District Court: – Frederick James Lewis, 31, of 1048 N. Brandy Lane, Ludington, was arrested Feb. 12 by the Michigan State Police on two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct, first degree. CSC, first degree is the most serious of all sexual offenses and carries a maximum penalty of life…

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Case dismissed against Johnson

February 20, 2013

LUDINGTON — The criminal sexual conduct case against Todd Lane Johnson of Amber Township was dismissed today by 79th District Court Judge Peter Wadel. The accuser apparently gave conflicting reports to the police, originally stating that alleged sexual relations with the now 39-year-old man started when she was 13. In court today, she testified the alleged relationship didn’t begin until…

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