Courts

District Court

March 8, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following proceedings took place this week in the 79th District Court. – Danny Dee Gipe, 51, 2227 N. Holiday Dr., Mears, was found guilty on Feb. 26 for driving while license suspended. He was sentenced to two days in jail and one year discretionary jail for one year along with $580 in fines and costs. – Mark…

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Second McCallum trial scheduled

March 7, 2013
Second McCallum trial scheduled

LUDINGTON — Trial dates have been set for additional charges against Mark McCallum. McCallum was found guilty by a jury last week of parental kidnapping. He now faces charges of stealing a car, home invasion and embezzlement. The trial is set to being on May 21 at 9 a.m. If he is found guilty on those charges they will run…

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District court

March 1, 2013

LUDINGTON — The following activity took place in 79th District Court this past week: – David Duane Bothwell, 36, 6610 E. Danaher St., Apt. 1, Ludington, was found guilty on Feb. 12 for malicious destruction of personal property. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and also received 1 year discretionary jail for 2 years. He also was ordered…

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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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