Ludington man facing jail for second offense of resisting police.

September 7, 2017

Alan Ross with his attorney Mark Otto.

Ludington man facing jail for second offense of resisting police.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 57-year-old Ludington man pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court Thursday, Sept. 7, to a felony of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer — the second time in just over a year — along with a misdemeanor of domestic violence.

Alan Glenn Ross, of 206 E. Danaher St., pleaded “no contest” to second-offense habitual offender.

In exchange for his plea, Ross will be sentenced to serve three months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. Ross was initially charged with two counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police, and one count was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

He will also be placed on Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) for six months following his release from jail, the prosecutor said.

In July, a Ludington police officer observed Ross put both hands on a female victim and push her, stated Judge Susan K. Sniegowski. He was arrested for domestic violence and handcuffed, Sniegowski said. Ross then refused to enter the police car and had to be carried into it. He also refused to move his legs, so police could shut the door, keeping his legs in a locked position.

Ross must also undergo a substance abuse evaluation and follow the recommendations. He will also be ordered to pay restitution, Spaniola said

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 31 at 3:45 p.m.

In July 2016, Ross was sentenced by Judge Sniegowski to serve 2 months in jail and up to one year discretionary jail after a March 2016 incident in which he punched a Mason County sheriff’s deputy in the face after kayaking along the Ludington pier, and allegedly harassing people on the breakwater. He was convicted of one felony count of assaulting, resisting, obstructing a police officer.

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