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79th District Court sentencings, posted July 18, 2024

July 18, 2024

By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Richard Lee James, 53, pleaded guilty on July 17 to driving while license suspended and was sentenced to 93 days in jail (suspended) and $125 in fines/costs. -Kimberly Sue Shimel, 38, pleaded guilty on July 17 to third-degree retail fraud and was…

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Ludington mother faces 20 months to 10 years for child abuse

July 17, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor LUDINGTON — A 36-year-old Ludington mother pleaded “no contest” to second-degree child abuse in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, July 16. Tara Lynn Treesh’s plea includes a sentencing agreement of 20 months to 10 years in prison. However, because Treesh has already served 22 months in jail, she will be immediately eligible for parole,…

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79th District Court arraignments, posted July 11, 2024

July 11, 2024

By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Michael Lee Terryn, 52; third-degree fleeing a police officer, transporting an open intoxicant in a motor vehicle, and driving while license suspended; arrested July 6 by Mason County Sheriff’s Office; arraigned July 8; preliminary hearing: July 24; bail: $100,000 cash. -John…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted July 5, 2024

July 5, 2024

79th District Court sentencings, posted July 5, 2024 By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Garth Allen Lemere, Jr., 25, pleaded guilty on July 3 to third-degree retail fraud and was sentenced to three days in jail and $605 in fines/costs. -Kathleen Mary Moran, 65, pleaded guilty on July 3 to…

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Woman pleads to 2021 murder, arson, animal killing/torturing

June 28, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor LUDINGTON – A 43-year-old Chippewa County woman pleaded “no contest” in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 25, to second-degree murder, first-degree arson and two counts of second-degree, killing/torturing animals. The victim, Jeffrey Grant, 57, died during a house fire at 3746 N. Morse Rd., Sheridan Township, on Nov. 22, 2021. The fire was…

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