Stalker sentenced to one year in jail

September 15, 2015

Scott MacArthur with his attorney, David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON— A 20-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to one year in jail with credit for 179 days served for felonies of aggravated stalking; using a computer to commit a crime; and third-offense habitual offender.

Scott Samuel-Ray MacArthur will also be on a GPS tether for six months after release from jail. He was ordered to serve five years probation.

MacArthur testified last month that he used Facebook messages to stalk a female victim who had a no-contact order against him.

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, Judge Susan Sniegowski said previously. 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.

“This is a terrifying event by nature that is repeated,” said Mason County Assistant Prosecutor Glen Jackson III.

“I do think that he does realize that he is to have no contact, and that if he does, his next step will be prison,” said MacArthur’s attorney David Glancy.

“Over the past six months of being incarcerated, I’ve been the reading the Bible a lot and deeply regret the course of action that I did take,” MacArthur said.

Sniegowski stressed MacArthur’s need for mental health treatment.

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