Ludington man receives up to 30 years in prison for vehicle theft, drugs and assaulting police

December 8, 2022


Ludington man receives up to 30 years in prison for vehicle theft, drugs and assaulting police

LUDINGTON — Christopher Wayne Bailey, 49, of Ludington, was sentenced to prison Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court. Bailey faced three charges: unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer.

He was initially arrested on July 24, 2021 by Ludington Police Department for the controlled substance arrest. On March 24, 2022 he was arrested by LPD for unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle and on June 14, 2022 he was arrest by Mason County Sheriff’s Office for the assault charges. He also had been charged with habitual offender, fourth offense. 

Judge Susan Sniegowski sentenced Bailey to 18 months to 30 years in prison for the drug charges and the vehicle charges and 18 months to 15 years for the assault charges. The sentences run concurrent. 

In 2018, Bailey was sentenced to one year in jail and two years probation for stealing over $2,700 in checks from his mother. The felony charge could have meant 14 years in prison. He also has prior convictions including drug delivery, uttering and publishing receiving and concealing firearms and felony firearms possession. 

In February 2016 he was sentenced to 19 months to 10 years in prison for felony firearms and felony firearms possession. He served 20 months of that sentence and was discharged. 

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