78th District Court sentencings.

February 18, 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:

– Timothy Alan Chipman, Jr., 34, of 1478 1/2 Beidler St., Muskegon, was found guilty Feb. 14 of driving while license suspended (DWLS) and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year and $445 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS). Second-offense designation dismissed.

– Nikki Leedaniel Kenny, 31, of 782 Taffylaene, Muskegon, was found guilty Feb. 13 of larceny $200-$1,000 and was sentenced to one year discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time served if imposed; $500 in restitution; and a $75 fine. One felony count of uttering and publishing and one felony count of forgery were dismissed “without prejudice.”

– Daniel Lee DeHoff, 27, of 11423 US 31, Montague, was found guilty Feb. 14 of allowing a person to drive in violation and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders and $290 in fines and costs.

– Brian Paul Wellman, 49, of 4129 W. 4 Mile Rd., White Cloud, was found guilty Feb. 14 of uncased firearm in vehicle and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail for one year and $225 in fines and costs.

– Travis Jay Kelley, 30, of 216 S. Dryden St., Hart, was found guilty Feb. 14 of allowing a person to drive in violation and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with court orders and $209 in fines and costs.

– Danny Ray Darling, 52, of 4845 S. 52nd Ave., New Era, was found guilty Feb. 13 of larceny less than $200 and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time served; restitution left open for 90 days; and $400 in fines and costs.

– Duane Robert Bigsby, 35, of 4775 W. Adams Rd., Pentwater, was found guilty Feb. 13 of operating a motor vehicle without security (no insurance) and was sentenced to one year discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time served; and $400 in fines and costs.

– Stephen Michael Ryder, 26, of 53 State S. State St. #3, Hart, pleaded “no contest” Feb. 13 to disorderly – drunk and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time served; and $400 in fines and costs.

– Scott Everette Courturier, 36, of 106 N. Michigan Ave., Shelby, was found guilty Feb. 13 of domestic violence and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time served; six months probation; and $725 in fines and costs.

– Shawn Alan Goerbig, 37, of 7080 Surf Court, Rothbury, was found guilty Feb. 13 of malicious use of a telecommunications device and was sentenced to 180 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time served; and $100 in fines and costs. He was also found guilty Feb. 13 of DWLS and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time served; and $100 fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of operating without insurance was dismissed.

– Roy James Alltop, 46, of 1158 E. Clock Rd., Hart, was found guilty Feb. 13 of disturbing the peace and was sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time served; and $400 in fines and costs.

– Lara Nichole Smith, 26, of 5839 5th St., Mears, was found guilty Jan. 23 of larceny $200-$1,000 and was sentenced to one year discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time served; and $150 in fines and costs.

– Casey Jesus Melchor, 27, of 578 S. Harvey St., Shelby, was found guilty Feb. 13 of second-offense OWI and was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for three days served; one year discretionary jail to ensure compliance with sentence; credit for time served; six months probation; not to purchase or possess a firearm; subject to searches, counseling and testing as directed by probation officer; no contact with probationers or felons; no alcohol/drugs; no assaultive behavior; and $1,830 in fines and costs. One misdemeanor count of second-offense DWLS and a felony count of fourth-degree fleeing a police officer were dismissed.

Dismissals

– Sarah Marie Linville, 26, of 23 S. Winter St., Apt. D, two felony counts of operating/maintaining a methamphetamine laboratory was dismissed Feb. 13 “without prejudice.”

– Joshua Gutierrez, 18, of 2880 Polk Rd., Hart, one felony count of second-degree home invasion was dismissed Feb. 13 “without prejudice.”

– Diego Hernandez-Cortes, 33, of 16171 Fruit Ridge, Kent City, one felony count of unlawful driving away of an automobile (UDDA) or car theft was dismissed Feb. 13 “without prejudice.”

– Lucas Wade Darling, 38, of 7053 Hilltop Court, Pentwater, one misdemeanor count of domestic violence was dismissed “without prejudice” Feb. 14. “Defendant has been assisting in a Michigan State Police (MSP) investigation, and the victim is not cooperating with or communicating with prosecution,” his court file states.

-Steffon Jamal Jackson, 28, of 1346 E. Madison Rd., Apt. 2, Hart, one felony count of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police was dismissed Feb. 13 “without prejudice.”

*Dismissed without prejudice means that the prosecution is not prevented from refiling charges against the defendant within an applicable time period.

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