Scottville man with extensive record receives delayed sentence for resisting arrest. 

November 19, 2021


Scottville man with extensive criminal record receives delayed sentence for resisting arrest. 

SCOTTVILLE — A Scottville man with an extensive criminal history received a delayed sentencing earlier this week for two counts of assaulting, resisting, obstructing a police officer. Lancelot Christopher Peebles, 28, of 306 E. State St., was found guilty on Nov. 16 in 51st Circuit Court. His sentencing has been delayed for 11 months but will include 214 days in jail, with credit of serving 214 days. 

The two counts of assaulting, resisting, obstructing a police officer stemmed from a traffic stop made by Scottville Police Department on Jan. 20, 2021 in the 400 block of North Main Street. However, Peebles also faced charges from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office related to an incident at Walmart in Pere Marquette Township on April 23, 2021. 

According to Scottville Police Chief Matt Murphy, a Scottville Police Officer Katrina Skinner pulled over a vehicle on Jan. 20, 2021, driven by Peebles, traveling on North Main Street and discovered that Peebles had a suspended driver’s license. Murphy said Peebles became very agitated and began to yell and scream. “Peebles refused to exit the vehicle and then had to be removed from the vehicle,” Murphy said. Scottville Police Department was assisted by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit. He was charged with two counts of assaulting, resisting, obstructing a police officer, driving while license suspended and habitual offender, fourth offense. 

On April 23, 2021, Peebles was arrested by Mason County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly assaulting a female in the Walmart parking lot. He was charged with domestic violence. 

Court records also show Peebles was arraigned on March 21, 2021 for two counts of assaulting, resisting, obstructing a police officer, disturbing the peace, habitual offender, following an arrest by Mason County Sheriff’s Office. 

Those charges were dropped in a plea agreement. 

Peebles’s criminal history as an adult began at the age of 17, according to Mason County court records. Charges against him have included: 

– March 12, 2010, arrested by Ludington Police Department for retail fraud. He was sentenced to 12 months probation in 79th District Court. 

– March 21, 2010, arrested by LPD for minor in possession of alcohol and was sentenced in district court to six months probation. 

– June 12, 2010, arrested by LPD for larceny from a person. He pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court and was sentenced to 330 days in jail with 83 days served. 

– Aug. 31, 2011, arrested by LPD for controlled substance possession, marijuana and sentenced to 24 months probation. 

  • Dec. 19, 2011, arrested by LPD for assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer, malicious destruction of a building less than $200, assault and battery, habitual offender. He pleaded guilty in circuit court for one count of resisting a police officer and malicious destruction and was sentenced to 86 days in jail.
  • Dec. 19, 2011, arrested by SSCENT (State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement Narcotics Team) for controlled substance delivery/manufacturing of marijuana. Court records show he pleaded guilty on those charges. 
  • Aug. 13, 2020, arrested by LPD for disorderly conduct, fighting. 
  • Aug. 14, 2020, arrested by LPD for weapons, carrying concealed, resisting a police officer, disorderly person/jostling. 
  • Aug. 21, 2020, arrested by LPD for failure to display a valid driver’s license. 

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