78th District Court sentencings.

April 22, 2016

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

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

– Jesus C. Felix, 22, of 1825 N. 56th Ave., Mears, was found guilty April 18 of operating while intoxicated and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time serve if imposed; must complete substance abuse evaluation recommendation; and $1,140 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). One count of operating with a high blood alcohol content (BAC) was dismissed.

– Elijah Smith-Rodriguez, 21, of 7831 Schoolside Dr., Hudsonville, Michigan, was found guilty April 18 of operating without security/no insurance and sentenced to one year discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time served if imposed; and $400 in fines and costs.

– Caleb L-Wayne Smith, 26, of 213 S. Apple St., Hart, was found guilty April 18 of assault and battery and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time serve if imposed; six months probation; $925 in fines and costs; not to purchase or possess a firearm; subject to searches, testing and counseling by probation; no alcohol/drugs; no contact with the victim; no assaultive behavior; and no contact with any probationers or felons.

– Bryan Lawrence Rhanor, 46, of 17 Griswold St., Hart, was found guilty April 18 of disorderly person – drunk and sentenced to 19 days in jail with credit for 19 days served; 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time serve if imposed; and a $75 fine.

– Victor Ivan Rodriguez, 29, of 210 E. Church St., Hart, was found guilty April 20 of driving while license suspended (DWLS) and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time serve if imposed; and $400 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Mathew Robert Amstutz, 23, of 510 E. Main St., Hart, was found guilty fighting in public and sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time serve if imposed; and $225 in fines and costs.

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