Branch Twp. man sentenced for phone interference.

August 9, 2016
Newton with his attorney, David Glancy.

Roger Newton with his attorney, David Glancy.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 30-year-old Branch Township man was sentenced to serve four months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Aug. 9, for a felony of interfering with an electronic communications device, or phone.

Judge Susan K. Sniegowski also ordered that Roger Dean Newton serve two years probation. Newton was given credit for two days served in jail.

Newton pleaded “no contest” last May to the charge. He also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor of second-offense domestic violence. Felonies of assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearm were dismissed.

He was arrested April 4 by Mason County Sheriff’s deputies following the incident on South Stephens Road.

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