78th District Court arraignments, sentencings

October 2, 2015

oceana courthouseBy Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

Arraignments

HART — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 78th District Court Magistrate:

– Zacharia Thomas Dood, 29, of 3340 Halls Ln., Ludington, was arrested Sept. 4 by the Michigan State Police (MSP) for a misdemeanor of second-offense operating while intoxicated. Pretrial: Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. Bail: $5,000/cash/surety/10 percent cash.

– Jessica Erin O’Leary, 25, of 4258 Polk Rd., Hart, was cited by MSP for a misdemeanor of operating without insurance. Pretrial: Oct. 13 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $1,500/personal.

Sentencings

The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court:

– Rebecca Lee Gaucin, 29, of 5677 Oneida Tr., New Era, was found guilty Sept. 29 of disturbing the peace. She was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $450 in fines and costs. One count of false report of a misdemeanor was dismissed.

– Timothy Dale Drake, 48, of 5628 S. Cadillac Creek, Lot 133, New Era, was found guilty Sept. 29 of operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to nine days in jail; 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; outpatient treatment; six months probation; not to purchase/possess a firearm; no alcohol/drugs; subject to counseling/testing/searches by probation; and $1,680 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). One count of second-offense operating while intoxicated was dismissed.

– Fred Austin Tanner, 28, of 69 S. 56th Ave., Mears, was found guilty Sept. 29 of allowing a person to drive in violation. He was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $250 in fines and costs.

– Alan Wayne Wemple, 34, of Hesperia, pleaded no contest Sept. 29 to attempted assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer. He was sentenced to one year discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $500 in fines and costs.

– Ronald Edward Johnson, 63, of 1385 Forest Park Rd., Norton Shores, was found guilty Sept. 28 of operating an ORV while impaired. He was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; $600 in fines and costs; and may not operate an ORV for 90 days. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of operating while intoxicated and one count of open intoxicants were dismissed.

– Luis Alberto Cruz-Rivera, 27, of 314 Johnson St., Hart, pleaded no contest Sept. 28 to assault and battery. He was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $450 in fines and costs. One count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) was dismissed.

– Mark Scott Palo, 34, of 746 S. Oceana Dr., Shelby, was found guilty Aug. 31 of operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 28 days in jail with credit for 28 days served; 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; six months probation; outpatient treatment; not to purchase/possess a firearm; no alcohol/drugs; subject to counseling/testing/searches by probation; and $1,040 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of second-offense operating while intoxicated was dismissed.

– Steven James Luytjes, 24, of 1847 LeTart Ave., Apt. 4, Muskegon, was found guilty of third-degree retail fraud. He was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $405 in fines, costs and restitution. One count of second-offense second-degree retail fraud was dismissed.

– Alphia Howard Slough, Jr., 63, of 138 W. North St., Walkerville, pleaded no contest Sept. 28 to domestic violence. He was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; six months probation; $925 in fines and costs; not to purchase/possess a firearm; no alcohol/drugs; and subject to counseling/testing/searches by probation.

– Rodney Aaron Lentz, 44, of 521 Park St., Pentwater, was found guilty Sept. 28 of disorderly person. He was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $400 in fines and costs.

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