78th District Court sentencings.

March 21, 2016

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By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

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

– Billie Arthur Welch, 68, of 2415 Meadow Ave., Rothbury, was found guilty March 14 of assault and battery and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $400 in fines and costs. Two counts of aiming firearms without malice were dismissed.

– James Anthony Newman, 27, of 4267 Lupin Ave, Fremont, was found guilty March 15 of driving while license suspended (DWLS) and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $400 in fines and costs. One count of giving false info to a police officer was dismissed.

– Griselda Rosario Garza, 22, of 143 N. Michigan Ave., Apt. D, Shelby, was found guilty March 15 of allowing a person to drive in violation and sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $290 in fines and costs.

– Tenna Marie Bromley, 27, of 3160 176th Ave., Walkerville, was found guilty March 15 of allowing a person to drive in violation and sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $290 in fines and costs.

– Matthew Phillip Riggs, 41, of 3585 Peach Ridge Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, was found guilty of allowing a person to drive in violation and sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $290 in fines and costs.

– Alexander Michael-David Sandel, 23, of 1295 N. Water Rd., Hart, was found guilty March 15 of allowing a person to drive in violation and sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $290 in fines and costs.

– Joaquin Gonzalez-Salgado, 30, of 93 Sessions Rd., Shelby, was found guilty March 9 of allowing a person to drive in violation and sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $290 in fines and costs.

– Cadyn Charles Collins, 24, of 7256 Post Rd., Montague, pleaded “no contest” March 9 to allowing a person to drive in violation and sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail over the next year; and $290 in fines and costs. One count of operating an ORV impaired was dismissed.

– Steven Wayne Huck, 45, of 1158 Clock Rd., Hart, was found guilty Feb. 16 of lying to a peace officer – serious misdemeanor investigation and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $450 in fines and costs.

– Promise S. Raeth, 29, of 1832 W. Webster Rd., Montague, was found guilty March 14 of operating while impaired and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE); and $1,055 in fines and costs. One count of operating while intoxicated and one count of transporting open intoxicants were dismissed.

– Nichole Marie VerMeulen, 29, of 2747 Forrest St., Rothbury, was found guilty March 14 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 $446 in fines, costs and restitution.

– Gregory Lee Trevino, 32, of Skeels Rd., Rothbury, was found guilty March 14 of malicious use of telecommunications services and sentenced to six months discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and $440 in fines and costs.

– Josef Lynn Gartner, 42, of 4075 Clay Rd., Montague, was found guilty March 14 of assault and battery and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders; credit for time served if imposed; and a $75 fine.

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