Ludington man sentenced to 6 to 60 years for weapons, drug charges. 

October 28, 2021


Ludington man sentenced to 6 to 60 years for weapons, drug charges. 

LUDINGTON — Zachary Alan Shurlow, 28, of Ludington, was recently sentenced in 51st Circuit Court to serve 6 to 60 years in prison for multiple weapons charges including assault. The last known address of Shurlow is listed as the 600 block of East Melendy Street. 

In Oct. 7, 2020, Shurlow was arrested by Ludington Police Department and charged with concealing a firearm. Earlier this month, he was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court on multiple charges including weapons, firearms possession by felon; weapons, carrying concealed; assault with a dangerous weapon (felonious assault); weapons, firearms – receiving and concealing; weapons, felony firearms; felony firearms; along with controlled substance delivery, manufacturing less than 50 grams of narcotics/cocaine. 

Shurlow had already served 365 days in jail, which he received time served credit.

Under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Mason County Press has requested the police reports from Ludington Police Department related to the Oct. 7, 2020 incident. The police department has requested a 10 day extension to retrieve those reports. According to an Oct. 8, 2021 press release from LPD, a 27-year-old man was arrested by Ludington Police Department on charges of aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon on Oct. 7, 2020 following a domestic-related incident in the 600 block of East Melendy Street. Shurlow was arraigned the following day on receiving and concealing a firearm. 

Shurlow has an extensive criminal record. 

On April 2, 2020, he was arrested by Michigan State Police Hart Post and charged with tampering with electronic monitoring device and habitual offender. 

He pleaded guilty in 79th District Court on Sept. 3, 2020 to driving while never licensed and driving while license not valid and was sentenced to pay $500 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS. 

On Feb. 6, 2017, he was arrested by the State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) on a felony charge of possession of marijuana second offense.

On April 11, 2017, Shurlow pleaded guilty in 79th District Court to possession of marijuana and was sentenced to 70 days in jail with credit for 64 days served along with one year discretionary jail for two years. 

On June 2, 2015, he was found guilty in 51st Circuit Court of tampering with an electronic monitoring device and second-offense habitual offender. He was sentenced July 7, 2015 to one and half years to three years in prison and $258 in fines and costs. Term ran consecutive to parole violation conviction.

On Dec. 1, 2011, he pled guilty to two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct with a person ages 13-15. He was sentenced to two to five years prison. 

Shurlow’s earliest release date on the current charges is Oct. 6, 2028 with a maximum release date of Oct. 6, 2082. He is currently at the Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson. 

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