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3 receive sentences in district court

December 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — Three people were sentenced in 79th District Court this week. They included a guilty plea of driving a vehicle while impaired by liquor, assault and battery and a hunting violation. – Melanie Lee Thomas, 44, 701 N. New William St., Ludington, was found guilty on Dec. 4 for Operating a Vehicle While Impaired by Liquor. She was sentenced…

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2 sentenced in circuit court

December 7, 2012

LUDINGTON — Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court reported two sentences for the past week. – Stephen Allan Lange, 40, 503 Fifth St., Ludington, was found guilty on Nov. 11 for Aggravated Stalking and Controlled Substance Possession of Narcotics. He was sentenced to concurrent sentences of 330 days and 180 days in jail, serving 6 months up front and balance at…

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Millspaugh receives community service for fatal accident

December 4, 2012

“I am truly sorry for what I have taken from you.” LUDINGTON – It was an emotional morning in 79th District Court today as Matthew Millspaugh of Ludington received his sentence from Judge Peter Wadel. Millspaugh was sentenced for the accidental motor vehicle deaths of Carol and Gary Berenbrock of Conklin. Both sides, however, handled the sentencing with dignity, respect…

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Former Northwest Bank employee pleads guilty of stealing nearly $1 million

December 4, 2012

Stacy Ahlgren of Ludington has agreed to plea guilty in federal court to charges that she allegedly stole nearly $1 million from Northwestern Bank, WOOD TV Grand Rapids is reporting. Ahlgren was the senior customer service representative for the two Ludington branches of the bank. In a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, she admitted she stole $873,589.76 from the bank…

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District court arraignments as of Nov. 29

November 29, 2012

79th District Court, Judge Peter Wadel Arraignments: See key below – Jacob Sidney Shaw, 21, 909 N. Emily St., Apt. B4, Ludington, arrested Nov. 27 by SSCENT for the felony of Controlled Substance Delivery. Bond: 10% deposit of $5,000 bail. Pre: Dec. 12, 11:15 a.m. – Tony Allan Lanning, 31, 257 1/2 Fifth Ave., Manistee, arrested Nov. 26 by LPD…

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