78th District Court sentencings

November 13, 2015

oceana courthouseBy Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court:

– Morgan James Pearson, 18, of 160 E. East St., Walkerville, was found guilty Oct. 26 of littering – objects in path of vehicle. He was sentenced to one year discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and a $75 fine. Restitution is open for 90 days. One count of malicious destruction of personal property was dismissed.

– Rebecca Ann Woodward, 29, of 1057 Lancer Lane, Ludington, was found guilty Oct. 19 of embezzlement – agent or trustee less than $200. She was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $606 fines, costs and restitution.

– James Lee Taylor, 25, of 1163 W. 3 Mile Rd., White Cloud, was found guilty Nov. 9 of use of marijuana. He was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; driver’s license suspended one year/restricted after 90 days; and $400 in fines and costs. One count of driving while license suspended (DWLS) was dismissed.

– Ervin Rodolfo Ramos-Perez, 34, of 2390 N. 116th Ave., Hart, was found guilty Nov. 9 of operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE); and $1,140 in fines and costs. He was also found guilty Nov. 9 of transporting open intoxicants and sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $250 in fines and costs. Convictions reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). One count of driving while license not valid dismissed.

– Ross Scott Reed, 45, of 13 S. Courtland St., Hart, was found guilty Nov. 9 of disturbing the peace. He was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $200 in fines and costs.

– Mary Ester Escamilla, 42, of 5742 N. 126th Ave., Hart, was found guilty Oct. 19 of third-degree retail fraud and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $600 in fines, costs and restitution.

– Christian Glen DeWitt, 17, of 170 S. Menes St., Walkerville, was found guilty Oct. 19 of littering – objects in path of vehicle. He was sentenced to one year discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $400 in fines and costs.

– Nicholas John Erickson, 37, of 69 S. 56th Ave., Mears, was found guilty Nov. 9 of assault and battery. He was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and a $75 fine.

– Derek Allen Hassevoort, 27, of 1701 104th Ave., Zeeland, was found guilty Nov. 9 of illegal taking deer/bear/turkey. He was sentenced to five days in jail; 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; hunting license suspended rest of this year and the next three years; and $1,900 in fines, costs and restitution.

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