Scottville man charged in connection to overdose death.

March 11, 2022


Scottville man charged in connection to overdose death.

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By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE — A 32-year-old Scottville man has been arrested and charge in connection to the 2021 death of another Scottville man. Clinton John Taylor of 208 E. State St., Apartment 2, was arrested March 9 by Scottville Police Department. He was arraigned in 79th District Court and faces felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance causing death and habitual offender second offense. The penalty for the charges is imprisonment up to life and any term of years.

The charges stem from the drug overdose death of Jacob Howe, 28 in the 400 block of West Third Street on May 1, 2021. 

A probable cause hearing has been scheduled for 1 p.m. on March 23 in 79th District Court. Bail was set at $50,000 cash. 

Taylor was arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office in October 2021 and arraigned on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and assault and battery. Howe had also had a criminal record that included multiple drug offenses and retail fraud (shoplifting). 

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