Ludington man testifies he used Facebook messages to stalk victim

August 4, 2015

Scott MacArthur with his attorney, David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON— A 20-year-old Ludington man testified in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Aug. 3, that he used Facebook messages to stalk a female victim who had a no-contact order against him.

Scott Samuel-Ray MacArthur pleaded guilty Tuesday to felonies of aggravated stalking; using a computer to commit a crime; and third-offense habitual offender. In exchange for his guilty pleas, MacArthur is looking at serving one year in the Mason County Jail, followed by a GPS tether after release from jail.

MacArthur, who is currently lodged in jail, was arrested June 18 by the Ludington Police Department. The sentencing guidelines for his convictions are 12-36 months, said Judge Susan Sniegowski. The maximum penalty for aggravated stalking is five years, Sniegowski said, and the maximum for using a computer to commit a crime is seven years in prison. MacArthur’s habitual offender status elevates the maximums to 10 years and 14 years, she said.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.

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