2018-03-29 / Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Feb. 6:

Edward J. Thelen, 40, Roscommon, did not appear for a final pretrial hear­ing/ final plea cutoff hearing and a bench warrant was authorized (bond was for­feited). He is charged with possession of methamphetamine, driving while under the influence and driving without insur­ance.

Dylan R. LaBenne, 17, Manton, charged with breaking and entering with intent, was scheduled for a final pretrial hearing/final plea cutoff for March 6. The case was to be placed on the June trial docket if no plea went through.

Lisa M. Budd, 47, Kingsley, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was sentenced to four days in jail (credit for four days). Probation stemmed from a conviction on charges of possession of less than 25 grams of a controlled sub­stance and possession of a controlled substance (non-narcotic).

Scott A. Frazier, 37, Harrison, charged with three counts of fourth de­gree criminal sexual conduct (force/co­ercion), was scheduled for a final pretrial hearing/final plea cutoff for Feb. 20.

Madison B. Thomas, 24, Flushing, charged with filing a false report of a fel­ony, resisting and obstructing police and drunk/disorderly person, was scheduled for another final pretrial hearing/final plea cutoff for Feb. 20.

Terry L. Nolan, 32, Holly, charged with deliver/manufacture of marijua­na, signed a payment form (bond was applied) at a miscellaneous hearing for contempt-failure to appear for a show cause.

Krista-Marie C. Smith, 26, St. Helen, charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of main­taining a drug house and six counts of purchasing ephedrine/pseudoephedrine to make meth, was scheduled for another final pretrial hearing/final plea cutoff for March 6.

Michael D. Detmer, 19, Prudenville, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was sentenced to 30 days in jail (credit for two days), 12 months probation and his Holmes Youthful Trainee Act status was revoked (the court had no objection to work release). He had been on proba­tion on a charge of receiving and con­cealing stolen property. His sentence had included 12 months of HYTA.

Richard N. Robar, 58, Roscommon, was sentenced to nine months in jail (credit for one day) and 60 months pro­bation. He had failed to comply with the terms of his one-year delay of sentence on a charge of larceny by conversion.

Mark A. Jewell, 31, Gladwin, pleaded no contest to first degree criminal sexual conduct, as amended. Two other counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct were dismissed, as was a habitual of­fender charge. He was scheduled to be sentenced March 20.

Abigail L. Detzler, 29, Mt. Pleas­ant, updated her address at a final pre­trial hearing on charges of resisting and obstructing police and drunk/disorderly person. She was scheduled for a final pretrial hearing/final plea cutoff for Feb. 20.

Chad W. Scheurs, 22, Bay City, plead­ed guilty to failure to register as a sex of­fender, as amended, and was scheduled to be sentenced March 20. Dismissed was a habitual offender charge.

Mollie M. White, 29, Prudenville, signed a payment plan form and agreed to pay monthly on each case. She had been sentenced on one count of larceny in a building and two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

James T. Smith, 59, Monroe, was scheduled for a final pretrial hearing/ final plea cutoff for May 8 and a June 7 trial. He is charged with driving while under the influence, third offense.

Ashley M. Kucharzyk, 30, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to one count of pro­bation violation (others were dismissed) and she was sentenced to 11 days in jail (credit for 11 days) and continued proba­tion. Probation stemmed from a convic­tion on charges of possession of less than 25 grams of a controlled substance and impaired driving.

Matthew B. Richardson, 42, St. Helen, was sentenced to 12 months in jail (credit for 207 days) and discharged from probation without improve­ment. Probation stemmed from a convic­tion on charges of possession of a con­trolled substance (non-narcotic), fourth degree fleeing and eluding and impaired driving.

Anthony J. Demarco, 36, Houghton Lake, was sentenced to 11 months in jail (credit for 102 days), and was to be discharged from probation without im­provement. Probation stemmed from a conviction on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (non-narcotic).

Juan D. Maldonado, 30, Gladwin, had a bench warrant dismissed that had been issued for failure to appear; bond was applied Feb. 8. He had been sen­tenced on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).

Andrew J. Watson, 34, West Bloom­field, pleaded guilty to impaired driving, third offense (amended from driving while intoxicated) and was scheduled to be sentenced March 20.

James R. Phillips, 56, Roscommon, was scheduled for a final pretrial hear­ing/ final plea cutoff for March 20 and put on the May 10 trial docket. He is charged with operating or maintain­ing a lab involving methamphetamine, pur­chasing ephed­rine/ pseudo­ephedrine to make meth, two counts of solic­iting another to obtain ephedrine/pseudo­ephedrine, three counts of possession of a con­trolled substance (non-narcotic), one count of posses­sion of a controlled substance (mari­juana), one count of maintaining a drug house and two counts of bring­ing contraband into prison.

Civil case heard:

No. 17-72-3751, James R. Rogers vs. People of the State of Michigan, peti­tion for restoration of firearms rights was granted and the court signed the restora­tion order.

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