Subject flees court after sentencing.

October 29, 2014


LUDINGTON — The Ludington Police Department was called to the Mason County Courthouse this morning for a report that a subject had fled the courtroom after being sentenced.  The subject, Dylan James Hansen of Martin, had appeared in court and was sentenced to 292 days in jail for violating his probation.   Shortly after sentencing, and before law enforcement was called, Hansen fled from the courtroom, according to Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett.

Barnett said Hansen had been sentenced in 79th District Court for failing to pay fines/costs, and failing to comply with sentencing guidelines resulting from domestic violence charges.

Officers from the Ludington Police Department, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, and the Michigan State Police responded to the court.  Officers searched the area and were unable to locate the suspect.  Officers are still attempting to locate Hansen at this time.

Officers later learned that the suspect might have found a ride out of town, but his whereabouts and destination are unknown at this time, Barnett said.

The district court has issued a Contempt of Court Bench Warrant for Mr. Hansen. Hansen is described as a white male,  21 years old, short brown hair, 510, 130lbs. with blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan jacket sweatshirt or jacket.

The Ludington Police Department contacted Ludington Area Schools and notified them of the situation.

Superintendent Andrea Large placed all Ludington Area School buildings on lockdown at 11 a.m. this morning. The school buildings remained under the lockdown and were monitored under permission was given to lift the order around 11:45 a.m. after Large heard from local authorities.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Dylan James Hansen is requested to contact the Ludington Police Department at 231-843-3425 or call Mason-Oceana 911 @ (231) 869-5858.

Anonymous information can be called into Silent Observer at 1-888-766-7274.

– Kate Krieger contributed to this story. 



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