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Builder faces prison term for fraud charges if full restitution to victims is not paid

June 12, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor LUDINGTON — If a 34-year-old Grant Township builder facing felony charges of fraudulent use of building contract funds pays full restitution to his victims, he will avoid a possible prison term for a criminal enterprise charge as a joint prosecution venture between three counties. However, Daniel James Siefka faces a prison term if he does…

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Man sentenced to prison for third-offense domestic violence

June 12, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor LUDINGTON — A 36-year-old man was sentenced to 14 months to 10 years in prison for a conviction of third-offense domestic violence in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 11. Malcolm Andrew King pleaded guilty to the charge and third-offense habitual offender, April 30. King committed the assault Oct. 4, 2022 in the City…

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Man receives prison term for failing to return rental van

June 12, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor LUDINGTON — A 45-year-old man serving a prison term for an attempted methamphetamine possession conviction received a concurrent prison term Tuesday, June 11, in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court for a conviction of failure to return rented property and third-offense habitual offender. Ronald Clifford Beaver, Jr., received a concurrent term of nine months in prison…

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Case against man accused of running over, killing wife meets delays

June 11, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor LUDINGTON — The defense attorney representing a 59-year-old Grand Rapids man accused of running over his wife with a car and killing her said that he intends to file motions, which will delay the case in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court. “There is extensive discovery, and I ask the court to adjourn,” said defense attorney…

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Intruder attempts to break into home in the middle of the night

June 11, 2024

The police news is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, serving west Michigan since 1902, smith-eddy.com. FREE SOIL — A Free Soil resident reported to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office that an intruder attempted to break into a home located in the 8400 block of North West Street just after 2 a.m. Monday, June 10, said Mason County Sheriff…

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