Courts

Whitehall man sent to prison for drunk driving death.

October 20, 2020

Whitehall man sent to prison for drunk driving death. #MasonCountyCrime. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A 33-year-old Whitehall man was sentenced to 19 months to 15 years in prison in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Oct. 20, for a conviction of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death in connection to the vehicular death of Christopher Patrick Kapala, 40, of…

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79th District Court news, posted Oct. 17, 2020.

October 17, 2020

79th District Court news, posted Oct. 17, 2020. By Alan Neushwander. Contributing writer. LUDINGTON — The following activity recently took place in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Misdemeanor arraignments:  -Angelo Devin Mendez, 22, of 6509 W. Decker Rd., Hamlin Township; Oct. 13; Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO); operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). Pretrial: Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Bail:…

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Couple that went on crime spree arraigned on felony charges.

October 17, 2020

Couple that went on crime spree arraigned on felony charges. #MasonCountyCrime AMBER TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old Belding, Michigan man and a 33-year-old Fenwick, Michigan woman who were arrested earlier this week by Michigan State Police troopers for a crime spree that included the alleged theft of a truck and trailer and building supplies from local stores were arraigned in 79th…

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79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted Oct. 8, 2020.

October 8, 2020

79th District Court sentencings and dismissals, posted Oct. 8, 2020. By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -James Thomas Espinoza, 28, of 1833 Palace Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, pleaded guilty Oct. 6 to operating a vehicle while impaired by liquor (OWIL) and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit…

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Aggravated stalking tops recent arraignments

October 7, 2020

Aggravated stalking tops recent arraignments By Alan Neushwander. Contributing writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -James Hudson Self, IV, 48, of 1130 Baxter St., Grand Rapids, was arrested June 22 by Michigan State Police (MSP) on a felony charge of aggravated stalking. Probable cause hearing: Oct. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Bail:…

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