Hastings Michigan News
This weeks updates and crime trials. This weeks updates and crime trials.
Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 00:00 am
Hastings Michigan News

Hastings Michigan News

Steven Mark Abbott Jr., 33, of Hastings, pleaded no contest to larceny in a building. He was found guilty and sentenced by Judge Amy McDowell to serve six months in jail, with credit for 21 days served. He also was ordered to serve 18 months of probation and pay $6,383 in fines and costs, with $5,800 of that as restitution. The balance of Abbott’s jail time will be suspended upon successful completion of probation, payment of $2,100 and continued payments. He was ordered to pay the $2,100 by 5 p.m. March 1 or report to jail. His probation will terminate after six months, providing full payment has been made. A restitution hearing can take place within 30 days if requested. Probation oversight fees are $360, with assessments payable at $300 a month. A charge of breaking and entering a building with intent to commit larceny was dismissed.

Theresa Marie Brittain, 48, of Parchment, was found guilty of larceny in a building. She was sentenced by Judge McDowell to serve 64 days in jail, with credit for 64 days served; 12 months of probation; and ordered to pay $458 in fines and costs, and oversight fees of $240, with assessments payable at $75 a month. She is not allowed to have any firearms, must have Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring device for 60 days, mental health treatment and substance abuse assessment as recommended, a self-help group two times a week and comply with all other terms of probation. A charge of first-degree home invasion was dismissed.

Andrew Joel Brown, 33, of Lansing, was found guilty by Judge Michael Schipper of assaulting a police officer and fourth-degree fleeing and eluding a police officer. Charges of third-degree fleeing and eluding a police officer, resisting and obstructing a police officer and reckless driving were dismissed. Brown received concurrent sentences of 16 to 24 months in prison and was ordered to pay $2,236 in fines and costs.

Darci Stanton Ezinga, 49, of Hastings, pleaded no contest to stealing a financial transaction device and was found guilty by the court. Ezinga was sentenced by Judge McDowell to serve 90 days in jail, with credit for one day served, ordered to pay $258 in fines and costs and was placed on probation for 18 months. Sixty days of jail time will be suspended upon successful completion of probation. Ezinga was ordered to participate in a self-help group three times a week, perform 15 hours of community service each week and receive substance abuse assessment with treatment, as recommended. Oversight fees were waived. Assessments are payable at $10 a month.

Bruce Kendall Finkbeiner, 58, of Middleville, was found guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, third offense. He was sentenced by Judge McDowell to 90 days in jail, with credit for 61 days served, and was ordered to pay $783 in fines and costs. He will be released and remaining jail time will be terminated upon payment of his full assessment. A charge of operating a vehicle on a suspended license was dismissed.

John Harvey-Burton High, 23, of Delton, was found guilty of receiving and concealing stolen property, a 2003 Honda motorcycle. He was sentenced by Judge McDowell to 30 days in jail, with credit for three days served and was ordered to pay $1,058 in fines and costs, including a DNA assessment of $60. High also was ordered to serve 36 months of probation and enter and complete the Barry County Adult Drug Court program. Charges of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, as a second or subsequent offense, and unlawful license plate/registration or certificate of title were dismissed.

Zachary Ryan Kelley, 21, of Battle Creek, was found guilty of domestic violence and interfering with electronic communication. He was sentenced by Judge McDowell to a concurrent 90 days in jail on each count, with credit for 64 days served. Kelley was ordered to serve 18 months of probation. In addition, he must pay $758 in fines and costs, a probation fee of $360, participate in a Cognitive Outreach Group and complete the Alternative Directions program while in jail, as well as comply with all terms of probation. A charge of domestic violence was dismissed.

Cecil Douglas Lovely, 36, homeless, was found guilty of assault with intent to do bodily harm. He was sentenced by Judge McDowell to serve nine months in jail, with credit for 147 days served, and to pay $583 in fines and costs. He was placed on probation for 24 months; ordered to receive anger management and mental health counseling as recommended, as well as substance abuse and attend a self-help group three times a week. Lovely was ordered to have no contact with the victim and to complete the Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program. Three months of jail time will be suspended upon successful completion of probation and K-PEP after jail time. The probation fee is $480. Assessments are payable at $75 a month. Charges of assault with bodily harm and domestic violence were dismissed.

Cameron Robert-Scott McHenry, 25, of Kalamazoo, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine/Ecstacy, and receiving and concealing stolen property, a GMC Jimmy vehicle. McHenry has prior multiple felony convictions in Allegan, Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties. Judge McDowell sentenced him to 12 to 48 months in prison, with credit for 169 days served. McHenry was ordered to pay $266 in fines and costs. A charge of operating a vehicle on M-43 while his driver's license was suspended was dismissed.

Shawn David Moored, 28, of Caledonia, pleaded no contest to a charge of larceny of $1,000 or more. He was found guilty and sentenced by Judge McDowell to serve 30 days in jail, with credit for 29 days served, ordered to pay $3,842; nearly $3,600 of that amount is restitution. The balance of the jail sentence will be suspended upon the successful completion of 12 months of probation. Probation fees were waived. Charges of possessing burglar’s tools and breaking and entering, or entry without breaking, were dismissed.

Nicholas Jon Olczak, 39, of St. Clair, was found guilty of possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine. He was sentenced by Judge McDowell to six months in jail, with credit for 19 days served, and 24 months of probation. Jail time will be suspended upon successful completion of the Re-entry Independence through Sustainable Efforts drug court program. Olczak was ordered to pay $438 in fines and costs. His probation fee is $480; with assessments payable at $75 a month. His driver’s license will be suspended for 60 days and restricted for 365 days.

Steve Martin Patterson Jr., 40, of Hastings, was found guilty of breaking and entering a building with intent to commit larceny. He was sentenced by Judge McDowell to serve 12 months in jail, with credit for one day served, and to pay $1,072 in fines and costs, which includes $490 in restitution. Patterson was ordered to serve 36 months of probation and pay oversight fees of $360. He was ordered to serve 90 days in jail then be to released to the WRAP program with nine months of jail suspended and to comply with all other terms of probation. A second charge of malicious destruction of a building of more than $200 but less than $1,000 in damages was dismissed.

Cameron Shawn Summers, 27, of Otsego, was found guilty of domestic violence and interfering with electronic communication causing injury. He was sentenced by Judge McDowell to concurrent jail terms of six months and 75 days, respectively, with credit for 75 days served on each count. He was ordered to pay $658 in fines and costs and placed on 18 months of probation. The balance of Summers’ jail time will be suspended upon successful completion of probation and approval of residence by the adult probation officer. Included in the sentence are anger-management and substance-abuse counseling and a self-help group twice a week. No contact with the victim or the victim's residence is allowed. A probation fee of $360 is payable in assessments of $75 a month. Charges of interfering with electronic communication and domestic violence were dismissed.