Felony drunk driving tops 27th Circuit Court sentencings.

October 19, 2018

Joshua Sprinceana with attorney Michael Boyle.

Felony drunk driving tops 27th Circuit Court sentencings.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – The following were sentenced recently in 27th Circuit Court:

– Joshua Daniel Sprinceana, 37, of 2755 Cook St., Niles, was found guilty Aug. 13 of third-offense operating while intoxicated and was sentenced Oct. 15 to six months in jail with credit for 84 days served and $513 in fines, costs and restitution. “No probation is ordered as defendant is already on probation in Cass County,” his court file states. One count of possession of firearms while under the influence was dismissed. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS).

– Casey Jesus Melchor, 29, of 578 Harvey St., Shelby, was found guilty

Melchor

July 23 of third-offense operating while intoxicated and was sentenced Sep. 17 to six months in jail with credit for one day served; 18 months probation; and $690 in fines, costs and restitution. Once count of second-offense driving while license suspended (DWLS) was dismissed. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Christina Joelle Amos, 35, of 161 Jack Pine, Walhalla, pleaded “no contest” July 30 to assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer and was

Amos

sentenced Oct. 15 to 110 days in jail with credit for 110 days served and $258 in fines and costs. Charges of unlawful driving away of an automobile (car theft), operating with a high blood alcohol content (BAC) and driving while license invalid were dismissed.

– Amber Lynn Hawkins, 31, of 6172 W. Fox Rd., Mears, was found guilty Sept. 10 of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and was sentenced Oct. 15 to 49 days

Hawkins

in jail with credit for 49 days served; 18 months probation; and $458 in fines and costs. Charges of car theft, DWLS and breaking and entering without owner’s permission were dismissed. Conviction reportable to SOS.

– Daniel William Blackney, 28, of 5150 Holton Whitehall Rd., Holton, was found guilty July 30 of carrying a

Blackney

concealed weapon and was sentenced Oct. 15 to four days in jail with credit for four days served; 18 months probation; weapon must be forfeited; and $458 in fines and costs.

– Kimberly Ann Burns AKA Kimberly Ann Gonzalez, 26, of 7219 N. Macksam Rd., Hart, was found guilty Oct. 15 of a misdemeanor of food stamp fraud and was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day served and $2,704.59 in restitution. “Defendant is permitted to withdraw her plea to the felony charge: food stamp fraud $250-$1,000 and plea to the misdemeanor charge: food stamp fraud $250 or less,” states her court file. “Defendant’s performance while on probation has been satisfactory — continued supervision is concluded.”

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