Ludington woman sentenced to jail for weapons conviction.

May 9, 2017
Tabatha Humphreys with her attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

Tabatha Humphreys with her attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

Ludington woman sentenced to jail for weapons conviction.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 30-year-old Ludington woman was sentenced to serve one year in jail in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, May 9, for convictions of receiving and concealing a stolen firearm and second-offense habitual offender.

Tabatha Christine Humphreys, of 503 N. William St., Apt. A, pleaded guilty to the charges last March.

Humphreys was arrested last December by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for a Sept. 26, 2013 incident, initially facing felony charges first-degree home invasion and two counts of felony firearms, which were dismissed in a plea agreement.

Humphreys testified in March that the firearm was a stolen .38 Special Revolver.

Humphreys has remained lodged in the Mason County Jail on a $75,000 cash/surety bond.

In addition to the year in jail, Humphreys was ordered by Judge Susan K. Sniegowski to serve three years probation, which includes a substance abuse evaluation. She was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $1,000 that is joint and several with her two co-defendants as well as $400 in extradition costs from the State of Indiana.

Humphreys was the third defendant sentenced in this case, which involved the theft of jewelry in addition to the pistol, Spaniola said.
The other two defendants in the case were sent to prison. “The plea agreement was entered into in good faith, so she can continue drug treatment in Indiana,” Spaniola said.

“Tabatha has been acting as a trustee (at the jail) the last four months,” said her attorney Douglas Stevenson. “She has performed very well during that time.” Stevenson said his client has been working on her substance abuse issues. “She fully understands why she is here.”

Humphreys told the judge that she is “turning a new leaf. I am truly and sincerely sorry. I’m sincerely trying to change. One day my actions will speak louder than my words.”

Humphreys received credit for 160 days served in jail.

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