North Muskegon man faces prison for meth delivery.
By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.
HART – A 50-year-old North Muskegon man faces serving two to 20 years in prison for a felony charge of delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine/ecstasy.
William Arthur Hill appeared in 27th Circuit Court with his attorney Timothy Hayes for a status conference Monday, Sept. 9. Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon offered a plea agreement in which two other criminal files would be dismissed in exchange for Hill pleading guilty to the meth charge.
Hill faces a felony charge of false pretenses $1,000-$20,000 and two misdemeanors of larceny $200-$1,000 and squatting. The plea agreement requires Hill to pay restitution on the other two cases, said Bizon.
Hill’s case is set for trial Oct 16 and 17. Hayes said his client was not prepared to plea Monday. A status conference in his other felony case is set for Sept. 23 at which time he may enter a plea.
Sentencing guidelines in the case are 24-40 months, said Bizon.
Judge Robert D. Springstead expressed the need to move ahead on the stalled case. “Going forward, we’re going to either have a deal, go to trial or an unconditional plea,” said Springstead. “This case has been pending for many months.”
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