Courts

Man pleads guilty to assaulting corrections officer.

February 22, 2021

Man pleads guilty to assaulting corrections officer. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 35-year-old Rothbury man pleaded guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Feb. 22, to one count of assaulting a prison employee. Daniel Arthur Smith, 7792 S. 80th Ave., testified that he “resisted an officer that attempted to secure him in his cell.” “I was kind of blacked…

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Man sent to jail for dealing drugs purchased on the Dark Web.

January 11, 2021

Man sent to jail for dealing drugs purchased on the Dark Web. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 28-year-old Grand Rapids man was sentenced in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Jan. 11, to serve nine months in jail for drug delivery. Drew Patrick Jackson, of 219 Ghilda Place, testified before Judge Robert D. Springstead that he purchased $4,000 worth of…

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Preliminary exam in murder case rescheduled to May 22.

May 7, 2019

Preliminary exam in murder case rescheduled to May 22. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A preliminary exam that was scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, in 79th District Court in the murder case against Corey Ryan Beekman, 32, of Free Soil Township has been adjourned until May 22. Beekman is accused of murdering William Buchanan, 32, of Mears. Beekman, of…

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78th District Court sentencings, May 2, 2019.

May 2, 2019

78th District Court sentencings, May 2, 2019. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – The following were recently sentenced in 78th District Court: Amanda Marie Zoulek, 31, of 411 N. Michigan Ave., Shelby, pleaded “no contest” April 30 to disorderly person – jostling and was sentenced to 28 days in jail with credit for 28 days served; 90 days discretionary…

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Drunk driving convictions top 78th District Court sentencings.

April 27, 2019

Drunk driving convictions top 78th District Court sentencings. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – The following were sentenced recently in 78th District Court: Danny William Jones, 58, of 3527 W. Webster Rd., Montague, was found guilty April 22 of second-offense operating while intoxicated and was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for one day served; six months probation;…

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