79th District Court news, posted Jan. 27, 2022.

January 27, 2022

79th District Court news, posted Jan. 27, 2022.

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By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer.

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

Felony Arraignments

Chaple

-Franklin Eugene Chaple, 45, of 110 N. Washington Ave., Ludington, was arrested Jan. 12 by SSCENT on felony charges of delivery/manufacturing a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (narcotic/cocaine) and possession of a controlled substance (analogues). Probable cause hearing: Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. Bail: $10,000 cash.

Sentencings

-Jeremy Ray Parker, 42, of 7890 E. Sugar Grove Rd., Sheridan Township, pleaded no contest Jan. 26 to disorderly person jostling and was sentenced to 42 days in jail with credit for 42 days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random drug tests; must have substance abuse evaluation; and no contact with the victim. A charge of second offense domestic violence was dismissed. Parker also pleaded guilty larceny less than $200 and was sentenced to 14 days in jail with credit for 14 days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; no contact with the victim; $2.25 in restitution and $365 in fines/costs. A charge of breaking and entering into a coin operated device was dismissed. 

– Kelly Christine Knutson, 28, of 1950 S. Scottville Rd., Custer Township, pleaded guilty Jan. 26 to using a controlled substance and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served and $235 in fines/costs. Two counts of possession of a controlled substance were dismissed.

-Timothy Wright Harvey, Jr., 48, of 14454 Kellogg School Rd., Hickory Corners, pleaded guilty Jan. 26 to failure to validate deer kill tag and was sentenced to pay $2,000 in fines/costs.

-Zachary Joseph Bussey, 24, of 4919 N. Victory Corner Rd., Victory Township, pleaded guilty Jan. 26 to operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) and was sentenced to two day in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random breath tests; must attend victim’s impact panel; must obtain substance abuse counseling; and $925 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State (SOS).

-Ashley Rose Forbes, 31, of 606 E. Foster St., Ludington, pleaded guilty Jan. 26 to OWI and was sentenced to 32 days in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend victim’s impact panel; must attend impact weekend and follow recommendations; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random breath tests; must obtain substance abuse counseling; and $925 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS. 

-Robert Duane Toth, 52, of 410 S. Washington Ave., Ludington, pleaded guilty Jan. 24 to operating a vehicle without license and was sentenced to pay $275 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS.

-Dismissals

-Brandon Charles Hathaway, 38, of 407 Thomas St., Scottville, had charges of driving with a suspended license, operating a vehicle without insurance and domestic violence dismissed on Jan. 26. See related story here.

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