79th District Court arraignments include CSC, felonious assault.

March 25, 2016

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By Allison Scarbrough. Courts/Police Editor.

LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 79th District Court Magistrate:




– Gayle E. Siefker-Keel, 45, of 909 S. Madison Ave., Ludington, was arrested March 14 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) for a felony of assault with a dangerous weapon/felonious assault and a misdemeanor of domestic assault. Preliminary exam: April 6 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $7,500/10 percent.



– Russell John Masse, 53, of 602 E. Melendy St., Ludington, was arrested Dec. 2, 2015 by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) for a felony of possession of a narcotic or cocaine less than 25 grams. Preliminary exam was March 16. Bail: $10,000/10 percent.

– Brian Kelly Smith, 26, of 411 S. Hart St., Hart, was arrested March 19 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for felonies of second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC); accosting children for immoral purposes; and using a computer to commit a crime. Preliminary exam: April 6 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $35,000/cash/surety.


emelander_03-08-16– Jonathon Alexander Mikula, 18, of 1835 E. US 10, Custer Township; March 10; MCSO and Scottville Police Department (SPD); domestic violence and possession of marijuana. Pretrial: March 28 at 2:30 p.m. Bail: $2,500/personal.

– Aaron Douglas Trombley, 20, of 972 Quade Rd., Manistee; March 10; Michigan State Police, Hart post (MSP); failure to maintain security (no insurance). Pretrial: March 28 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $1,500/10 percent.

– Ardian Kapxhiu, 50, of 2159 Buckingham Ave., Berkley; March 10; MSP; failure to maintain security. Pretrial: March 28 at 11:30 a.m. Bail: $1,500/personal.

– Travis Allen Carr, 18, of 8876 E. Jackson Rd., Walkerville; March 10; MSP; failure to maintain security. Pretrial: March 28 at 11:45 a.m. Bail: $1,500/personal.

– Susan Ranae Jones, 35, of 5031 S. Pere Marquette Hwy., Summit Township; MCSO; failure to maintain security. Pretrial: March 28 at 11:45 a.m. Bail: $1,500/personal.

– Rolando Ezequiel Ruiz, 50, of 1114 S. Madison Ave., Ludington; March 11; MSCO; operating a motor vehicle with a high blood alcohol content (BAC). Pretrial: April 11 at 10 a.m. Bail: $5,000/10 percent.

– Jonathon Michael Tyndall, 23, of 147 S. Wildwood Trail, Apt. 8, Amber Township; March 22; MCSO; possession of marijuana. Pretrial: April 11 at 9:45 a.m. Bail: $2,500/personal.

– Magee Monroe Johnson, 38, of 806 N. Lakeview St., Ludington; March 13; MCSO; operating while intoxicated. Pretrial: April 11 at 1:30 p.m. Bail: $2,500/10 percent.

– Christian Jonathan Steiger, 23, of 75 N. Stiles Rd., Amber Township; March 13; disorderly person – public intoxication. Pretrial: April 11 at 1:45 p.m. Bail: $1,500/personal.

– Annie Louise King, 54, of 1095 Lynn St., Baldwin; March 17; MSP – Grand Haven post; welfare fraud $500 or less. Pretrial: April 11 at 2:30 p.m. Bail: $1,500/personal.

– Adam William Warren, 21, of 6550 E. Glen Rd., Sheridan Township; March 17; MSP; failure to maintain security. Pretrial: April 4 at 11:45 a.m. Bail: $1,500/personal.

– Brandon J. Holland, 34, of 205 E. Broadway, Scottville; March 17; MCSO; failure to maintain security and improper plate. Pretrial: April 4 at 2:30 p.m. Bail: $1,500/personal.

– Rachel Leigh Gutierrez, 21, of 2880 W. Polk Rd., Hart; March 17; MCSO; third-degree retail fraud. Pretrial: April 4 at 2:45 p.m. Bail: $2,500/personal.

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