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Habitual offender faces rape charges

June 10, 2024

LUDINGTON — A criminal complaint has been filed against Caleb Isiah Russell, 20, of Ludington for criminal sexual conduct, third degree and habitual offender second offense. The alleged offense took place on April 17, 2024 in Hamlin Township. Russell is accused of engaging in sexual penetration with a person at least 13 years of age but under 16 years, according…

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79th District Court news, posted May 31, 2024

May 31, 2024

By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer. The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Amber Kay Weymouth, 22; assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence; arrested May 18 by Mason County Sheriff’s Office; arraigned May 23; preliminary hearing: June 12; bail: $250 cash. -Daniel Lee Adams, 68; assaulting/resisting/obstructing police and larceny less than $200; arrested May…

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Man sentenced to 25-60 years for CSC

May 29, 2024

LUDINGTON — Bradley Curtis Drake, 27, was sentenced by Judge Susan K. Sniegowski to a mandatory minimum prison term of 25 years to a maximum of 60 years for a first-degree criminal sexual conduct  — victim under age 13 — conviction in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, May 28. Drake was found guilty by a jury, April 18. He…

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Beth Hand appointed prosecutor

May 29, 2024

LUDINGTON — Mason County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Beth Hand will be sworn in Friday, May 31, as Mason County prosecuting attorney to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Lauren Kreinbrink. Judge Susan K. Sniegowski of the 51st Circuit Court recently announced her appointment of Hand. The appointment is for the balance of the current term which ends…

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Cocaine dealer sentenced to 16-40 years in prison

May 24, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor LUDINGTON — A 47-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to 200 months (16 ⅔ years) to 40 years in prison in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, May 21. Anthony Earl Green pleaded guilty, June 9, 2020 to one count of delivery/manufacture of 50-450 grams of cocaine, two counts of delivery/manufacture of cocaine less than 50…

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