78th District Court sentencings, Oct. 11, 2021.

October 11, 2021

78th District Court sentencings, Oct. 11, 2021.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

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

  • Jacob Timothy Tjapkes, 33, of 97 S. 66th Ave., Shelby, was found guilty Oct. 4 of operating while intoxicated and was sentenced to 93 days suspended jail with credit for one day served; Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE); and $1,190 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to the Secretary of State (SOS).
  • Meredith Anne Cushman, 37, of 13 Mechanic St., Hart, was found guilty Sept. 7 of operating while intoxicated and was sentenced Oct. 4 to 93 days suspended jail with credit for 47 days served; outpatient treatment; and $400 in fines and costs. Charges of lying to a police officer and larceny by conversion were dismissed. Conviction reportable to SOS.
  • Brandon Scott Thrailkill, 28, homeless, was found guilty of squatting Sept. 27 and was sentenced to 180 days suspended jail with credit for 11 days served.
  • Tyler Ray Billings, 18, of 4239 E. Yonker Rd., Hesperia, was found guilty Sept. 7 of operating while intoxicated and was sentenced Sept. 27 to 93 days suspended jail with credit for one day served; AHSE; and $1,190 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.
  • Jeremy James VanderZwaag, 31, of 10748 Johnson St., Grand Haven, was found guilty Sept. 27 of operating while impaired and was sentenced to 93 days suspended jail with credit for one day served; outpatient treatment; and $1,080 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS. One count of operating while intoxicated was dismissed.
  • Javier Borrego, 36, of 354 Pine St., Shelby, was found guilty Aug. 26 of operating while intoxicated and was sentenced Sept. 27 to 93 days in jail with credit for one day served; outpatient treatment; and $1,205 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.
  • Jacob Andrew Howe, 34, of 5912 96th St., Fremont, was found guilty Sept. 27 of third-degree retail fraud and was sentenced to 93 days suspended jail with credit for two days served and $455 in fines, costs and restitution.
  • Joseph Eugene Peterman, 57, of 10525 Hill Rd., Goodrich, Michigan, was found guilty Sept. 27 of disturbing the peace and was sentenced to 90 days suspended jail with credit for three days served and $400 in fines and costs. Pistol must be forfeited. One count of carrying a concealed weapon was dismissed.
  • Christopher Anthony King, 31, of 7098 S. Clearwater Ct., Rothbury, was found guilty Oct. 1 of driving while license suspended (DWLS) and was sentenced to $125 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.
  • Ariel Lynn Ware, 26, of 4869 Wayne Ave., Pentwater, was found guilty Sept. 29 of DWLS and was sentenced to $400 in fines and costs. Conviction reportable to SOS.
  • Ryan Michael Welch, 19, of 1540 W. Winston Rd., Rothbury, was found guilty Sept. 27 of operating without insurance and was sentenced to $450 in fines and costs. One count of failure to report an accident was dismissed.
  • Randy Joseph Taylor, 35, of 7143 Jefferson St., Hesperia, was found guilty Oct. 1 of violating the 100-foot marine rule and was sentenced to $245 in fines and costs.

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