Circuit court, as of June 19, 2013

June 21, 2013

Compiled by Allison Scarbrough. MCP Correspondent.

LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced this week in 51st Circuit Court:

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–         Donald Jacob Beck, 25, of 503 ½ N. William St., Ludington, was sentenced to two concurrent terms of one year, five months to eight years with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) June 11 for probation violation from Sept. 11, 2012 convictions of controlled substance – less than 25 grams, second offense, and controlled substance – possession of a non-narcotic, second offense. He was credited with 288 days served in jail. Beck was also sentenced to one year, five months to four years with the MDOC, with credit for 238 days served, for probation violation from a May 31, 2011 conviction for controlled substance – possession of a non-narcotic, second offense. The cases run concurrent

–         Linda Kathleen Smith, 46, of 3416 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, Ill., was found guilty April 23 of operating under the influence with an occupant under the age of 16, second offense. She was sentenced June 11 to 270 days in jail with credit for 51 days served; serve six months up front with the balance to be served at the court’s discretion; 60 days community service; 18 months probation; driver’s license revoked; $1,048 in fines and costs.
–         Thomas Anthony Marsh, 41, of 6952 Gibson Rd., Walhalla, was found guilty April 23 of three counts of forgery and habitual offender, second conviction. He was sentenced June 11 to three concurrent one-year jail terms with credit for 110 days served; must serve seven months up front with the balance to be served at the court’s discretion; 36 months probation; and $29,370.99 in restitution, fines and costs. One count of forgery and three counts of uttering and publishing were dismissed per a plea agreement.
marshall brault–         Marshall Jennings Brault, 20, of 2273 N. Tallman Lake Rd., Fountain, was found guilty of two counts of arson of real property, one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and habitual offender, second conviction. He was sentenced to two concurrent sentences of five to 15 years with the MDOC and a two-to-three year term that runs concurrent. He was credited for 239 days served in jail. He was also ordered to pay $22,379 in restitution, fines and costs. Restitution is joint and several with co-defendant. One count of arson of a dwelling, one count of breaking and entering with intent and one count of driving away of a motor vehicle were dismissed in a please agreement. He also was found guilty June 18 of probation violation from a May 12, 2011 conviction of controlled substance possession of less than 25 grams. He was sentenced to two years, eight months to four years with the MDOC and was given credit for 328 days served in jail. Both cases run concurrent.
–         Jerry William Morgan, 35, of 30 Union St. N., Battle Creek, was found guilty March 3 of breaking and entering a building with intent. He was sentenced June 18 to 300 days in jail with credit for 144 days served; $698 in restitution; fines and costs. Restitution is joint and several with co-defendant. He was found guilty June 11 of second-degree home invasion. He was sentenced June 18 to one year and three months to 15 years with the MDOC and given credit for 15 days served in jail. The two cases are concurrent. Two counts of second-degree home invasion, one count of felony firearms and one count of breaking and entering with intent were dismissed per a plea agreement.
–         Steven Scott Thorne, pleaded no contest April 23 to discharging a firearm in a building, assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer, assaulting a prison employee, assault causing harm less than murder, and felony firearms. He was sentenced to concurrent terms with the MDOC of two years, eight months to four years 9two terms); one year, four months to two years; four to 10 years; and two years. The first four terms run concurrent and are to run consecutive the last term. Charges of homicide-attempted murder; felony firearms (two counts); arson of real property; assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer (two counts); weapons possession; and habitual offender were dismissed per a plea agreement.

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