Hastings Michigan News
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Wednesday, 25 Dec 2019 18:00 pm
Hastings Michigan News

Hastings Michigan News

Samantha Rose Burnham, 31, of Grand Ledge, was found guilty of assaulting a police officer and ordered by Judge Michael Schipper to serve 180 days in jail, with credit for 32 days served. She was ordered to pay $398 in fines and costs and comply with the conditions of adult probation.

 

Michele Annette Morgan, 58, of Richland, was found guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated March 22 on Marsh Road in Orangeville Township. She had prior convictions for operating a vehicle while intoxicated Feb. 7, 2013, in Battle Creek, and Jan. 19, 2016, in Hastings. Morgan was sentenced as a third-time offender by Judge Schipper to 30 days in jail, with credit for three days served. She was ordered to serve two years on a GPS monitoring/tether and Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring device. The probation fee is $120 with $398 in fines and costs. Upon completion of tether and SCRAM, she will be placed on probation for 60 months.

 

Zachary Stephen-Robert Rankin, 27, of Hastings, was found guilty of assaulting a police officer and operating a vehicle while intoxicated as a second-time offender. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve 24 to 36 months in prison. Rankin also was ordered to pay $4,848 in fines and costs, including restitution of $3,000. Charges of reckless driving, assault or assault and battery, and operating a vehicle with no license were dismissed.

 

Tanya Marie Schuette, 36, of Allegan, was found guilty of violating probation on a conviction of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. She was sentenced by Judge Schipper to serve 40 to 60 months in prison, with credit for 158 days served. A charge of operating a vehicle on a suspended license was dismissed.

 

Robert Walter Schutz, 35, of Shelbyville, was found guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated as a third-time offender and assaulting a police officer. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to 64 days on each count, with credit for 64 days served. Schutz was ordered to pay $718 in fines and costs and placed on probation for 24 months with a fee of $240, payable at $10 a month. He also was placed in sobriety court, with the fee payable at $40 a month. Another charge of assaulting a police officer and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle were dismissed.

 

Tiffanie Marie Traitor, 37, of Kalamazoo, was found guilty of domestic violence as a third-time offender. She was sentenced by Judge Schipper to 23 to 60 months in prison, with credit for 332 days served. She was ordered to pay $777 in fines and costs.

 

Jacob Jay Wiersma, 37, of Dorr, was found guilty of violating probation on a conviction of aggravated stalking. He was sentenced by Judge Schipper to 40 to 60 months in prison, with credit for 168 days served. He was ordered to pay $818 in fines and costs, including $190 in restitution.