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Court News and Rulings

This weeks updates and crime trials.

Sally Marie Baker, 52, of Hastings, was found guilty of domestic violence, third offense, and was ordered by Judge Amy McDowell to serve nine months in jail, with credit for 113 days served. She was ordered to pay $523 in fines and costs. She was placed on probation for 18 months, and the balance of her jail time was suspended upon successful completion of probation. She was ordered to pay probation oversight fees of $360.



Michael Gregory Butzke, 22, of Allegan, was found guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, causing serious injury, and was sentenced to serve nine months in jail with credit for 175 days served and to pay $10,983 in fines and costs, include $10,400 in restitution. He was ordered by Judge McDowell to serve 36 months on probation, with the balance of jail time to be suspended upon successful completion of probation. Any additional restitution shall be submitted within 60 days of sentencing and he may request a hearing within 45 days. He was assessed probation oversight fees of $720, payable at $250 a month. He was ordered to participate in the SCRAM program for six months and his half interest in the property involved, a boat, will be payable to the restitution.



Albert Daniel Clabin, no age or address recorded, was found guilty of larceny in a building and ordered to serve 87 days in jail with credit for 87 days served. He was ordered by Judge McDowell to pay $383 in fines and costs.



Anastasia Lisa-Leigh Cornell, 29, of Nashville, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; two charges of bringing contraband into a prison and possession of marijuana were dismissed. Her probation was revoked and she was unsuccessfully discharged from probation after failing to meet the terms set by the court. She was sentenced by Judge McDowell to serve nine months in jail, with credit for 106 days served, and ordered to pay fines and costs of $373.



Stephen Allen Davidson, 22, of Lake Odessa, was found guilty of breaking and entering a building with intent to commit larceny. A charge of larceny in a building was dismissed. He was sentenced by Judge Michael Schipper to serve 12 to 120 months in prison with credit for 17 days served. He was ordered to pay fines and costs of $1,593, including $1,095 in restitution.



Lisa Marie Edwards, 39, of Wayland, was found guilty of delivery of a controlled substance; a second charge of delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a weapon, a taser, were dismissed. She was sentenced by Judge McDowell to serve one day in jail, with credit for one day served. Her driver’s license was suspended for 30 days and restricted for 150 days. She was ordered to pay $783 in fines and costs.



Floyd William Gentz, 42, of Wyoming, was found guilty of possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine; charges of possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle without a license, operating a vehicle on a suspended license and having an unlawful license plate, registration or title were dismissed. He was sentenced by Judge McDowell to three months in jail with credit for 13 days served and ordered to pay $533 in fines and costs.



Jordan David Hulsebos, 31, of Eaton Rapids, was found guilty of failing to pay child support. He was sentenced by Judge McDowell to six months in jail, with credit for 44 days served and ordered to pay $373 in fines and costs. He will serve 60 months on probation and pay probation fees of $600. The balance of his jail time will be suspended upon the successful completion of his probation. He was ordered to make payments to the Friend of the Court upon his release from the Eaton County Jail.



Christopher Joseph-Lee Morales, 23, of Hastings, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and was sentenced by Judge McDowell to serve three months in jail with credit for 19 days served. He was ordered to pay $583 in fines and costs. No probation was ordered.



Andrew Jay Terpening, 30, of Hastings, was found guilty of failing to pay child support and ordered by Judge McDowell to serve six months in jail with credit for 71 days. He was ordered to pay $373 in fines and costs, serve 60 months of probation and pay probation fees of $600. He must have a payroll job of 15 hours a week within 30 days and, if he is not the caregiver, a payroll job of 40 hours a week. He must continue to pay child support as ordered by the Friend of the Court. The balance of his jail time will be suspended upon successful completion of probation.

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