Ludington man faces jail time for resisting police.

March 15, 2016
Manuel Vega with his attorney, Ryan Glandville.

Manuel Vega with his attorney, Ryan Glandville.

By Allison Scarbrough. Courts/Police Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 30-year-old Ludington man faces serving three months of a one-year discretionary jail sentence after pleading guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, March 15, to resisting and opposing police.

Manuel Joe Vega, of 1090 Lancer Lane, testified that on Nov. 21 he was “feeling suicidal” and was cutting himself when Mason County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at his home to take him to the hospital. Vega testified that he was “under the influence of medication” when he resisted police.

One count of third-offense habitual offender was dismissed in a plea agreement.

Vega’s sentence will include substance abuse and mental health examinations, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. Vega is currently on probation in Manistee County.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 19 at 2:30 p.m.

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