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Fred Wayne Cowley, 60, of Wayland, was found guilty of operating a vehicle on West State Road June 7 while intoxicated. He was sentenced as a third-time offender by Judge Michael Schipper to 180 days in jail, with credit for one day served. Cowley was ordered to pay $998 in fines and costs and will be placed on probation for 60 months. A supervision fee of $600 was imposed. A charge of operating a vehicle on West State Road while his license was suspended was dismissed.

 

Scott Allen Hayes, 35, of Lake Odessa, was found guilty of accosting a child under the age of 16 for immoral purposes between Nov. 1, 2018, and Jan. 10 and was sentenced by Schipper to 30 days in jail, with credit for two days served. He will be placed on probation for 60 months, including a supervision fee of $600, was and ordered to pay $998 in fines and costs. The jail time may be served on weekends.

 

Jordan Christopher-Bryan Ibarra, 30, of Dowling, was found guilty of possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine, in Hope Township Aug. 31. He was sentenced by Schipper to 60 days in jail, with credit for five days served. His driver's license was suspended for 30 days and restricted for 150 days. He will be placed on probation for 36 months with a supervision fee of $360, along with fines and costs of $998. Charges of carrying a stabbing weapon concealed in a vehicle and operating a vehicle while his license was suspended were dismissed.

 

Kristi Kay McLaughlin, 48, of Hastings, was found guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated on M-179 in Rutland Township June 6. She was sentenced as a third-time offender by Schipper to 31 days in jail, with credit for one day served. She will be placed on probation for 36 months, including $360 in supervision fees, and was ordered to complete the problem-solving court if she is eligible and pay any assessments associated with that court. She also must pay $998 in fines and costs.

 

Austin Scott Nickerson, 30, of Hastings, was found guilty of fleeing a police officer, third-degree, July 26 in Yankee Springs Township and possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine, as a second-time offender. He was sentenced by Schipper to 12 to 60 months in prison on the first count and 36 to 240 months in prison on the second count, with the sentences to be served consecutively, and consecutive to any parole sanctions. Nickerson was ordered to pay $1,866 in fines and costs, with 50 percent of all funds he receives over $50 during his incarceration to be collected by the state department of corrections and remitted to the Barry County court. Withdrawal from the prisoner’s trust account and remittance to the court shall continue until his obligation is paid in full. Nickerson was previously convicted of delivery/manufacture of Ecstasy in 2015 in Barry County, and possession of marijuana in 2010.

 

Jeffery Dean Pomeroy, 52, of Hopkins, was found guilty of delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, in Yankee Springs Township June 4 and was sentenced by Schipper to 30 days in jail, with credit for two days served. He was ordered to pay $998 in fines and costs and will be placed on probation for 36 months, which will include supervision fees of $360. He will be released from jail Nov. 20.

 

Wayne Martin Tinkler Jr., 30, of Hastings, was found guilty of operating a vehicle on Nashville Road in Hastings Township while intoxicated. He is a third-time offender, with prior convictions for impaired driving in 2009 and driving with a high blood alcohol content in 2017. He was sentenced by Schipper to 21 days in jail, with credit for one day served. He was ordered to pay $398 in fines and costs and will be placed on probation, with supervision fees of $360. He will enter the county sobriety court, with assessments of $40 a month; his jail time may be served on weekends.

 

Phillip Paul Birman, 41, of Hastings, was found guilty of possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine, in Rutland Township July 26 and was sentenced by Schipper to two days in jail, with credit for two days served. He was placed on probation for 18 months and ordered to pay a supervision fee of $180. He also will pay $998 in fines and costs. A count of operating a vehicle on M-43 on a suspended license was dismissed.

 

William Robert Cochrane-Frith, 36, of Nashville, was found guilty of possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine, July 25 in Nashville and was sentenced by Schipper to 365 days in jail, with credit for 14 days served. He was placed on probation for 36 months, with oversight fees of $360, and pay $438 in fines and costs. He was ordered to enter and successfully complete the county's adult drug court program and pay any fees as required. The 351-day jail sentence will be suspended.

 

Amanda Jo Jimenez, 42, of Dowling, was found guilty of welfare fraud over $50 between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, 2007, and sentenced by Schipper to serve two days in jail, with credit for two days served. She was ordered to pay $3,307 in fines and costs, which includes restitution of $2,909. She was placed on probation for 36 months, which includes a supervision fee of $180. Additional counts of welfare fraud and failure to inform were dismissed.

 

Scott Francis Connell Jr., 37, of Dowling, was found guilty of unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle in Johnstown Township May 30. He has prior convictions for three or more felonies and attempts to commit felonies, including larceny in a building; assaulting, resisting or obstructing a police officer; and attempted malicious destruction of police or fire property. He was sentenced as a habitual offender by Schipper to prison for 34 to 120 months, with credit for 126 days served. He was ordered to pay $898 in fines and costs, which will be collected from his prisoner’s trust account until the obligation is paid. A count of operating a vehicle on a suspended license was dismissed.

 

Harold William Fields, 58, of Hastings, was found guilty of possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine, in Hastings May 21 and was sentenced by Schipper to two days in jail, with credit for two days served. His driver’s license was suspended for 30 days and restricted for 150 days. He was ordered to pay $398 in fines and costs and placed on probation for 24 months, which will include oversight fees of $240.

 

Christopher James Mannoia, 46, of Shelbyville, was found guilty of possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine, in Orangeville Township April 26. He was sentenced by Schipper to three days in jail, with credit for three days served. His driver’s license was suspended for 30 days and restricted for 150 days. Mannoia was ordered to pay $1,448 in fines and costs and placed on probation for 24 months, with oversight fees of $240. A misdemeanor charge of having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle was dismissed.

 

Niurka Aileen Diaz, 47, of Hastings, was found guilty of welfare fraud over $50 between Nov. 1, 2016, and Aug. 31, 2017. She was sentenced by Schipper to one day in jail, with credit for one day served. Diaz was placed on probation for 36 months, with a supervision fee of $360 payable at $10 a month, and ordered to pay $325 in fines and costs. Additional counts of welfare fraud and failure to inform were dismissed.

 

Tammy Sue Postema, 53, of Hastings, was found guilty of possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine, in Rutland Township March 3. She was sentenced by Schipper to 12 months in jail, with credit for one day served. Her driver’s license was suspended for 30 days and restricted for 150 days. She will be placed on probation for 24 months, with supervision fees of $240, and was ordered to pay fines and costs of $398. She may enter the adult drug court or Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program if she can find an approved residence. If she enters the program, she must pay any fees associated with it.

 

Shane Ray Simons, 35, of Nashville, was found guilty of failing to comply with the Sex Offenders Registration Act March 10 in Assyria Township. Schipper ordered him to serve 12 days in jail, with credit for 12 days served, and pay $998 in fines and costs. He was placed on probation for 24 months, with oversight fees of $240. Three other counts of failing to comply with the sex offenders' statute, failure to report a change of address, failure to pay the registration fee and operating a vehicle on M-66/Day Road on a suspended license were dismissed.

In a second case, Simons was found guilty of possessing a weapon, a taser, in Nashville May 9 and was sentenced to 14 days in jail, with credit for 14 days served. His 24-month probation sentence may be served through the county's Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program at a cost of $40 a month, with oversight fees of $240, payable at $10 a month.

 

Brian Claude Snider, 53, of Hastings, was found guilty of domestic violence June 6. In a second case, he was found guilty of aggravated stalking in Hastings in July. Snider has prior convictions for four breaking and entering attempts, malicious destruction of police property, operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor, resisting and obstructing, and attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was sentenced as a habitual offender by Schipper to 365 days in jail, with credit for 67 days served. He was ordered to pay $998 in fines and costs. After his release, Snider will be placed on 60 months of probation, with oversight fees of $600, payable at a rate of $10 a month, and was ordered to successfully complete the Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program at a fee of $40 a month.

 

Kori Ann Bronkema, 32, of Plainwell, was found guilty of possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine, June 29 in Barry Township. She was sentenced by Schipper to 32 days in jail, with credit for 32 days served, and ordered to pay $458 in fines and costs. Her driver’s license was suspended for 30 days and restricted for 150 days. Bronkema was placed on probation for 36 months, which includes a supervision fee of $360. She will undergo regular drug testing.

 

Valerie Kay Bush, 70, of Middleville, was found guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Hastings April 11. A habitual offender, she was sentenced by Schipper to one day in jail, with credit for one day served, and two years on a GPS monitoring/tether and Secure Continuous Remove Alcohol Monitoring device. This sentence will be reviewed in six months. The probation fee is $120 with $1,398 in fines and costs. Upon completion of tether and SCRAM, Bush will be placed on probation for 60 months.

 

Alex Lavern-Keith Fyan, 24, of Hastings, was on probation as a youthful offender and was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, a pneumatic gun, Jan. 23 in Hastings, with unlawful intent and a second count of assault with a dangerous weapon. He violated the terms of his probation by possessing methamphetamine Feb. 6. Schipper revoked his Holmes Youthful Trainee Act status, and he was sentenced to 23 to 60 months in prison on the first count and 23 to 48 months on the second count, to be served concurrently. Fyan received credit for 74 days served. He was ordered to pay $1,996 in fines and costs. The judge said he had no objection to boot camp after six months in prison.

 

Joseph Mark Lumbert, 43, of Woodland, was found guilty of domestic violence in Baltimore Township June 18. A third-time offender, he was sentenced by Judge Schipper to 180 days in jail, with credit for 84 days served. He was ordered to pay $998 in fines and costs and placed on probation for 36 months, with a supervision fee of $360. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

 

Cindy L. McManaway, 62, of Hastings, was found guilty of breaking and entering, illegal entry of a dwelling in Baltimore Township Aug. 17 without the owner's permission. She was sentenced by Schipper to pay $1,305 in fines and costs, including $320 in restitution, and ordered to comply with these terms. A second charge of second-degree home invasion was dismissed.

 

Mark Stephen Porritt, 43, of Vermontville, was found guilty of fourth-degree fleeing a police officer and driving on a suspended license in Hastings Township July 3. He was sentenced by Schipper to 64 days in jail, with credit for 64 days served and $648 in fines and costs. He was placed on probation for 12 months, with oversight fees of $120.

 

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