Hastings Michigan News
This weeks updates and crime trials. This weeks updates and crime trials.
Sunday, 12 May 2019 00:00 am
Hastings Michigan News

Hastings Michigan News

Barry County Court Sentences

 

Steven Mark Abbott Jr., 33, of Hastings, pleaded no contest to larceny in a building, stealing a cement mixer and other tools/equipment from a shed in the 1400 block of East Center Road, Hastings, June 8, 2016. He was found guilty July 11, 2018, and sentenced by Judge Michael Schipper to serve six months in jail, with credit for 21 days served, and placed on probation for 18 months. He was ordered to pay restitution, which was amended to $4,200 April 5. A charge of breaking and entering a building with intent to commit larceny was dismissed.

 

Darik Robert Anderson, 40, of Battle Creek, pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle on M-66 in Assyria Township while he was impaired. He has prior felony convictions of attempted malicious destruction of property over $100 and attempted unarmed robbery, both in Calhoun County. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve 180 days in jail, with credit for 50 days served and placed on probation for 36 months. Fines and costs of $1,058 and oversight fees of $360, payable at $10 a month, were assessed.

 

Elijah Lee Campbell, 20, of Nashville, pleaded guilty to unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle Dec. 16, 2018, in Maple Grove Township. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve 18 to 60 months in prison, beginning April 17, to be served concurrently with other prison sentences. He was ordered to pay $2,852 in fines and costs.

 

Nicole Teresa Chatman, 40, of Hastings, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. She was sentenced by Judge Schipper to 92 days in jail, with credit for 92 days served, and ordered to pay $448 in fines and costs. Her driver’s license was suspended for 305 days and restricted for 60 days. She was placed on probation for 18 months, with oversight fees of $180, and was instructed to verify where she is living.

 

Jerry Mark Edmonds Jr., 33, of Hastings, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and was sentenced by Judge Schipper to 15 to 60 months in prison, beginning April 11, with credit for 133 days served, and ordered to pay $998 in fines and costs.

In a separate case, Edmonds pleaded guilty to fleeing from a police officer who was directing him to stop on Broadway Avenue in Hastings Nov. 21, 2018. Judge Schipper ordered a concurrent sentence of 23 to 120 months in prison, with credit for 133 days. Edmonds was ordered to pay $998 in fines and costs. A charge of reckless driving was dismissed.

 

Mitchell Lee Gahan, 30, of Hastings, pleaded guilty to assaulting, resisting and/or obstructing a police officer; possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and refusing to obey a traffic officer Oct. 19, 2018, in Thornapple Township. He was sentenced by Judge Amy McDowell to serve 90 days in jail on the assault charge and four days each on the other two charges, with credit for 86 days served. The balance of his jail time will be suspended upon successful completion of nine months of probation. Gahan was ordered to pay $883 in fines and costs with probation oversight fees of $180. Assessments are payable at $250 a month beginning May 15. He may be released from probation after four months if the assessments are paid in full.

 

Craig Alan Grudzinskas, 40, of Jenison, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle on Marsh Road near 124th Avenue, in Yankee Springs Township while his license was suspended. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to jail for time served. He was ordered to pay $200 in fines and costs. A charge of altering, with fraudulent intent, a registration plate issued by the Michigan Department of State was dismissed.

 

Daniel Lee Hammond, 43, of Vermontville, pleaded guilty to possession of the controlled substance methamphetamine, and assaulting a police officer. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve four days in jail, with credit for four days served. He was ordered to serve 18 months of probation and pay $1,775 in fines and costs, in addition to oversight fees of $180. Additional charges of possessing methamphetamine, assaulting a police officer, operating a motor vehicle without a license and violation of license restoration laws were dismissed.

 

Debbie Ann Harrington-Peuler, 50, of Delton, pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle on Miller Road in Hope Township Dec. 27, 2018, with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 as a third-time offender. She was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve 104 days in jail, with credit for 104 days served. She was placed on probation for 36 months and ordered to pay $998 in fines and costs with $360 in oversight fees payable at $10 a month. A charge of operating a vehicle on a suspended license was dismissed.

 

Jeremy Ray Hause, 29, of Hastings, pleaded guilty to possessing the controlled substance, Dilaudid, in Hastings Aug. 31, 2018. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve six days in jail, with credit for six days served and pay $998 in fines and costs. His driver’s license was suspended for 30 days and restricted for 150 days.

 

Dakota Ronald Arthur Henion, 24, of Hastings, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, as a second-time offender. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve two days in jail, with credit for two days served, and ordered to pay $325 in fines and costs. He was placed on probation for 12 months and ordered to pay $120 in oversight fees, payable at $10 a month. A second charge of methamphetamine possession was dismissed.

 

Adam Joseph Johnson, 30, of Battle Creek, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, Feb. 7, 2019, in Thornapple Township. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to one day in jail, with credit for one day served and $1,058 in fines and costs. He was placed on probation for 12 months and ordered to pay oversight fees of $240. A charge of operating a vehicle on a suspended license was dismissed.

 

Tyler Austin Olds, 23, of Battle Creek, pleaded guilty to larceny in a building, stealing a PlayStation and video games Sept. 16 or 17, 2018, in Hastings. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to 27 days in jail, with credit for 27 days served, and ordered to pay $1,088 in fines and costs. He was placed on probation for 12 months and ordered to pay oversight fees of $120. A charge of false pretenses less than $200 was dismissed.

 

Steve Martin Patterson Jr., 40, of Hastings, pleaded guilty on March 21, 2018, to breaking and entering a building with intent to commit larceny. He was ordered to pay $1,073 in fines and costs by Jan. 10. He owed a balance of $583, so his probation was revoked and he was remanded to prison. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve 23 to 120 months in prison, beginning April 24, with credit for 107 days served. A charge of malicious destruction of a building was dismissed.

 

Richard Glenn Pettigrew, 57, of Dimondale, pleaded guilty to larceny of $200 or more and was sentenced by Judge Amy McDowell to 90 days in jail, with credit for one day served. Pettigrew was ordered to pay $4,895 in fines and costs and oversight fees of $240. The balance of jail time was suspended upon successful completion of 24 months of probation. He was ordered to report to the collections department within 14 days to set up payments. If all assessments are paid in full, he will be released from probation.

 

Cheryl Marie Powers, 58, of Middleville, pleaded guilty to first-degree retail fraud Dec. 17, 2018, in Rutland Charter Township, stealing property priced at $200 or more from Walmart. She was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve 30 days in jail, with credit for one day served, and ordered to pay $1,058 in fines and costs. She was to be released from jail April 23, with 15 days of jail time suspended and no probation ordered. A probation fee of $120 was set.

 

Sierra Dawn Pyle, 21, of Hastings, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve two days in jail, with credit for two days served, and ordered to pay $998 in fines and costs. Her driver’s license was suspended for 60 days and restricted for 305 days. A second controlled substance charge was dismissed.

 

William Lawrence Reynolds, 52, of Dowling, pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while impaired as a third-time offender. He was sentenced by Judge McDowell to two days in jail, with credit for two days served and ordered to pay $1,033 in fines and costs by 5 p.m. May 1. A second charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated was dismissed.

 

Erick Edmond Rodas, 45, of Middleville, pleaded guilty to delivery/manufacture of 5-45 kilograms of marijuana, or its synthetic equivalent, 20-200 plants Nov. 28, 2018, in Middleville. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve one day in jail, with credit for one day served. He was ordered to pay fines and costs of $998 by April 26. His driver's license was suspended for 30 days and restricted for 150 days. A second delivery/manufacture charge with intent to deliver the marijuana plants was dismissed.

 

Deric William Thomas, 38, of Bellevue, pleaded guilty to receiving and concealing stolen property, a trailer worth more than $1,000 but less than $20,000, Sept. 26, 2017, in Assyria Township. He was sentenced by Judge McDowell to serve 12 months in jail, with credit for two days served. Thomas also was ordered to pay $976 in fines and costs. Probation oversight fees of $360, payable at $75 per month, will be assessed beginning June 1. The jail sentence will be suspended upon successful completion of 36 months of probation. Thomas may be released from probation after 12 months if all assessments have been paid in full.

 

Brandon Michael Ulrich, 22, of Nashville, pleaded guilty to unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle Jan. 14 in Nashville. He has a prior felony conviction of carrying a concealed weapon in Barry County. Ulrich was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve 90 days in jail, with credit for 55 days served. He was ordered to pay $398 in fines and costs and $120 in probation oversight fees.

 

Marlisa Janelle Valenzuela, 22, of Kentwood, pleaded no contest to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, causing death, on Patterson Road in Thornapple Township Aug. 4, 2018. She was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve 24 to 180 months in prison and was ordered to pay $998 in fees. Charges of a moving violation causing death, possession of marijuana/synthetic equivalents, and having an open container in a vehicle were dismissed.

 

Jackie Dillon Webb, 29, of Bitely, pleaded guilty to fleeing a police officer, third offense; assaulting, resisting and/or obstructing a police officer; and operating while intoxicated causing serious injury April 2, 2018, in Rutland Charter Township. She was sentenced by Judge Schipper to 365 days in jail on each charge to be served concurrently, with credit for 90 days served. She was ordered to pay $2,734 in fines and costs. A charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license was dismissed.

 

Matthew Dey Wickerink, 26, of Woodland, pleaded guilty to assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by strangulation, and domestic violence in Woodland Township Dec. 24, 2018. He has prior felony convictions for domestic assault and a felony conviction of attempted assault with the intent to murder. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to 365 days in jail on the assault charge and 108 days for the domestic violence charge, with credit for 108 days served. He was ordered to pay $1,848 in court costs and fines. Charges of malicious destruction of a building costing at least $200 but less than $1,000, and malicious destruction of personal property less than $200 were dismissed.