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Woman who threatened to burn down Walmart pleads guilty to resisting arrest, retail fraud.

February 11, 2020

Woman who threatened to burn down Walmart pleads guilty to resisting arrest, retail fraud. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON – A 24-year-old homeless woman who threatened to burn down Walmart last November pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Feb. 11, to charges of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police and retail fraud. Morgan Faith Johnson was arrested by Mason County sheriff’s deputies,…

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Spaniola not seeking re-election as prosecutor.

February 5, 2020

Spaniola not seeking re-election as prosecutor. #MasonCounty LUDINGTON — Mason County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Spaniola announced that he will not seek re-election to a fourth term in the Nov. 3, 2020 election. “On one hand, it was very difficult decision to make in that I truly love my job,” Spaniola said in a press release. “Even after 18 plus years…

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3rd offense drunk driving, resisting arrest charges top recent arraignments.

February 5, 2020

3rd offense drunk driving, resisting arrest charges top recent arraignments. #MasonCountyCrime. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court. Felonies -Joseph Guadalupe Rangel, 39, of Chauvez Rd., Pere Marquette Township, was arrested Jan. 29 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) on felony charges of third offense operating a vehicle while impaired by liquor (OUIL), assault/resisting/obstructing…

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Manistee man sent to prison for assault with a weapon.

February 4, 2020

Manistee man sent to prison for assault with a weapon. #MasonCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A 49-year-old Manistee man was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Feb. 4, to concurrent prison terms of two-and-a-half to 10 years and two-and-a-half to eight years for convictions of assault with a weapon and firearms possession by a felon. Mark Edmund Scheuer,…

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Felonious assault tops 79th District Court arraignments.

January 31, 2020

Felonious assault tops 79th District Court arraignments. #MasonCountyCrime LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Rudy Lee Walkley, 30, of 5277 S. Pere Marquette Hwy., Summit Township, was arrested Jan. 20 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on a felony charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. Probable cause hearing: Jan. 29…

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