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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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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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