Recent arraignments include felony drug charges.

January 8, 2021

Recent arraignments include felony drug charges.

By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer.

The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court:

Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. 



-Andrew Robert Bates, 30, of 1761 E. 56th St., Chase, was arrested Nov. 13 by State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) on a felony charge of manufacturing a controlled substance (narcotic/cocaine). Probable cause hearing: Jan. 20 at 1:15 p.m. Bail: $7,500/10 percent.


-Aubrey Lynn Douglas, 31, of 9587 Walsh Rd., Montague; Jan. 7; Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO); driving while license suspended (DWLS) and giving false information to a police officer. Pretrial: Jan. 25 at 9:15 a.m. Bail: $250 cash.

-Wesley Donald Hackert, 35, homeless; Jan. 4; Ludington Police Department (LPD); trespassing. Pretrial: Feb. 1 at 9:30 a.m. Bail: $500 cash.

-Michael Alan Dittmer, 28, of 2928 E. Kinney Rd., Riverton Township; Jan. 3; MCSO; domestic violence. Pretrial: Feb. 1 at 1:15 p.m. Bail: $2,500 personal recognizance. 

-Matthew Joseph Beach, 30, of 65 High Country Rd., Weaverville, NC; Dec. 30; LPD; domestic violence. Pretrial: Feb. 1 at 9:15 a.m. Bail: $100 cash.

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