Walhalla man sent to prison for numerous convictions

May 12, 2015
Nicholas Lauterwasser with his attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

Nicholas Lauterwasser with his attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 22-year-old Walhalla man who pleaded guilty to numerous charges in 51st Circuit Court last month was sentenced to prison Tuesday, May 12.

Nicholas Brian Lauterwasser was arrested last December by the Michigan State Police for felonies of interfering with electronic communications; third-offense domestic violence; and third-offense habitual offender. In a separate file, Lauterwasser was arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for two felony counts of resisting/obstructing police and one count of third-offense habitual offender.

In a plea deal last month, Lauterwasser pleaded guilty to all charges with the exception of the interfering with electronic communications count, which was dismissed.

Lauterwasser, who is lodged in the Mason County Jail on a $25,000 cash/surety bond, also pleaded guilty to four counts of probation violation Tuesday. Judge Susan Sniegowski sentenced Lauterwasser to concurrent prison terms with the Michigan Department of Corrections, ranging from a minimum of 18 months to a maximum of four years to a minimum of 27 months to a maximum of 10 years. He received credit for 439 days served in jail. His probation was revoked.

“He understands the consequences of his actions,” said his attorney Douglas Stevenson.

“Mr. Lauterwasser has demonstrated his inability to live peacefully in this community,” Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said.



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