78th District Court sentencings.

January 26, 2017
The Honorable Judge H. Kevin Drake of 78th District Court.

The Honorable Judge H. Kevin Drake of 78th District Court.

78th District Court sentencings.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

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

– Daniel Elmer Tietz, 52, of 1098 E. Arthur Rd., Rothbury, was found guilty Dec. 12 of second-offense operating while intoxicated (OWI) and was sentenced Jan. 23 to one year discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; must take his name off title within 30 days or court will immobilize vehicle for 90 days; six months probation; $1,780 in fines and costs; report as directed by probation officer; subject to testing, searches and counseling; no alcohol/drugs; no contact with probationers or felons; must report any contact with police immediately; and no assaultive behavior. Court is holding 30 days of jail time to be determined by the probation officer. Conviction is reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). One count of driving while license suspended (DWLS) and one felony count of third-offense OWI were dismissed.

– Christopher Allen Salazar, 30, of 315 Water St., Hart, was found guilty Jan. 24 of allowing a person to drive in violation and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $290 in fines and costs.

– Melinda Ann VanDerZanden, 32, of 86 N. Michigan Ave., Shelby, was found guilty Jan. 24 of allowing a person to drive in violation and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year and $290 in fines and costs. One count of DWLS was dismissed.

– Derrick Aaron Burris, 36, of 350 Wainwright Rd., Kent City, was found guilty Jan. 24 of allowing a person to drive violation and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $290 in fines and costs. One count of operating without insurance was dismissed.

– Frederico Flores, 54, of 2301 N. 116th Ave., Hart, was found guilty Jan. 24 of DWLS and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail over the next year; and $400 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of second-offense DWLS was dismissed.

– James Edward Urban, 55, of 925 Sherwin St., Cedar Springs, was found guilty Jan. 24 of DWLS and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $400 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of marijuana possession dismissed.

– Lara Nichole Smith, 26, of 5839 W. 5th St., Mears, was found guilty Nov. 28 of attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle and was sentenced Jan. 23 to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $500 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of driving while license not valid/improper license dismissed. In a separate file, one count of DWLS was dismissed Jan. 23. In a third file, Smith was found guilty Nov. 28 of third-degree retail fraud and was sentenced Jan. 23 to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $82 in fines and restitution.

– James Castio Estrada, 26, of 189 First St., Shelby, was found guilty Dec. 19 of operating while impaired and was sentenced Jan. 23 to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; outpatient treatment; and $1,105 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of operating while intoxicated was dismissed.

– Lawrence Leroy Freeland, 54, of 1503 W. McKinley Rd., Rothbury, was found guilty Jan. 23 of operating while impaired and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; $1,055 in fines and costs; and outpatient treatment. Conviction reportable to SOS. Charges of marijuana possession, operating while intoxicated, and transporting open intoxicants were dismissed.

– Charles Barnard Hicks, Jr., 46, of 202 Dryden St., Apt. A, Hart, was found guilty Jan. 23 of domestic violence and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; six months probation; and $925 in fines and costs.

– Kurtiss John DeWeerdt, 35, of 7256 Evanston Ave., Muskegon, was found guilty Jan. 23 of operating a vehicle without insurance and 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. One count of operating an unregistered vehicle was dismissed.

– Mark Scott Pruitt, 27, of 3013 8th St., Muskegon Heights, was found guilty Jan. 23 of disorderly person – drunk and 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. One count of trespassing dismissed.

– Joshua Lamont Moore, 31, of 415 Hart St., Hart, was found guilty Jan. 23 of assault and battery and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $400 in fines and costs.

– Bruce Wayne Woodward, 64, of 5349 S. 164th Ave., Hesperia, was found guilty Jan. 23 of operating with a high blood alcohol content (BAC) and was sentenced to nine days in jail; 180 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; he must take his name off the vehicle title within 30 days or the court will immobilize within 90 days; $1,765 in fines and costs; six months probation; outpatient treatment; not to purchase or possess a firearm; report as directed by probation officer; subject to testing, searches and counseling; no to use alcohol or drugs; no contact with probationers or felons; must report any police contact immediately; and no assaultive behavior. Woodward was also found guilty Jan. 23 of possession of firearms under the influence and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and firearm to be forfeited to the state. Convictions reportable to SOS. One count second-offense OWI was dismissed.

Dismissals

– Leon Wilbur Smith, 61, of 182 Winter St., Hesperia, one count of third-degree retail fraud was dismissed Jan. 23 after successful completion of a deferred sentence.

– Geni Brandy Martinez, 40, of 7125 Driftwood Dr., Rothbury, one count of domestic violence was dismissed Jan. 24. “Defendant entering inpatient rehab,” her court file states.

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