79th District Court news, posted Oct. 15, 2021.

October 15, 2021

79th District Court news, posted Oct. 15, 2021.

By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer.

LUDINGTON — The following criminal proceedings took place in Mason County’s 79th District Court:

Felony Arraignments


-Tatyana Alazey Dukes, 21, of 1103 Barnes Rd., Muskegon, was arrested Oct. 8 by Michigan State Police (MSP) on a felony charge of assault/resisting/obstructing police. Probable cause hearing: Oct. 20 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $500 cash.

Misdemeanor Arraignments

-Carmen Marie Skocelas, 43, of 105 S. Wildwood Xing, Apt. 23, Amber Township; Oct. 7; Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO); domestic violence. Pretrial: Oct. 25 at 2:15 p.m. Bail: $2,500 personal recognizance. 

-Caleb John Bowman, 39, of 741 N. Dennis Rd., Amber Township; Oct. 6; Ludington Police Department (LPD); second offense domestic violence. Pretrial: Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m. Bail: $250 cash.

-Nathan Scot Cabot, 32, of 577 Ramsdell Rd., Apt. 30, Manistee; Aug. 27; MCSO; assault and battery. Pretrial: TBD. Bail: $250 cash.


-Kenneth Darryl Coleman, 59, homeless, pleaded guilty Oct. 13 to third-degree retail fraud and was sentenced to 50 days in jail with credit for 50 days served and $1.47 in restitution. A charge of disorderly drunk person was dismissed.

-Scott David Alexander, 60, no address listed, pleaded guilty Oct. 12 to second offense domestic violence and was sentenced to 38 days in jail with credit for 38 days served; one year discretionary jail for one year; no drugs/alcohol/controlled substances; subject to random breath tests; must have a mental health evaluation; and $735 in fines/costs. A charge of interfering with an electronic communications device was dismissed.

-Kenneth Reagan McKinnon, 26, of 1100 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, pleaded guilty Oct. 12 to operating a vehicle while under the influence of liquor (OUIL) and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend victim’s impact panel; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random breath tests; must complete SBIRT program at CMH; and $1,095 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State (SOS). A charge of operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .17 or higher was dismissed.

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