Courts

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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Manistee man sentenced to prison for third-offense drunk driving.

June 12, 2019

Manistee man sentenced to prison for third-offense drunk driving. #MasonCountyCrime LUDINGTON – A 47-year-old Manistee man was sentenced to serve two-and-a-half to 10 years in prison in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 11, for a conviction of third-offense operating while intoxicated. Shawn Lee Purgiel, of 909 Kosciusko St., was ordered by Judge Susan K. Sniegowski to serve 30-120 months with…

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Lake City man faces jail for uttering, publishing counterfeit money.

June 12, 2019

Lake City man faces jail for uttering, publishing counterfeit money. #MasonCountyCrime LUDINGTON – A 30-year-old Lake City man faces serving seven months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term after pleading to uttering and publishing counterfeit notes in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 11. William Eric Weland, of 828 N. Morely Rd., was arrested last March by the Ludington…

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Muskegon Heights teen sent to jail for attempted home invasion.

June 12, 2019

Muskegon Heights teen sent to jail for attempted home invasion. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – An 18-year-old Muskegon Heights man was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 11, to serve 10 months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term for a conviction of attempted home invasion. Frank Wilson, III, of 3217 Glendale St., pleaded guilty to…

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Man sent to jail for felonious assault.

June 12, 2019

Man sent to jail for felonious assault. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – A 33-year-old Logan Township man was sentenced to serve eight months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 11, for felonious assault and second-offense domestic violence convictions. David Roberts Ray Mercer, Jr., of 5125 E. Outlook Circle, pleaded guilty…

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