2008-12-25 / Court News

Court proceedings

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 16:

Joanna Fults, 46, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of liquor, second offense (amended from driving while under the influence of liquor/ unlawful blood alcohol level/impaired driving, third offense). She will be sentenced later.

Andrea Chudzinski, 45, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to one count of uttering and publishing. Two other counts of the same charge were dismissed. She will be sentenced later.

Derek Antcliff, 19, Houghton Lake, charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of first degree home invasion and one count of unlawful imprisonment, is ready for trial, scheduled for March 5, 2009.

Dennis Marks, 48, Roanoke, VA, was sentenced to 40 to 180 months in prison with credit for 162 days, $350 in fines and costs, a $250 attorney fee and $120 in other court assessments. Marks had pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct.

Giovanni Mastromonaco, 58, Homestead, FL, was sentenced to nine months in jail with credit for 121 days, $200 in fines and costs, $2,122.88 restitution, a $100 attorney fee and $120 in other court assessments. Mastromonaco had pleaded guilty to failure to pay child support.

Silas McDaniel, 25, Houghton Lake, was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for two days, 12 months probation, $200 in fines and costs, a $100 attorney fee and $95 in other court assessments. McDaniel had pleaded guilty to maintaining a drug house.

Faron L. Coomer, 26, Houghton Lake, was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for one day, 18 months probation, $200 in fines and costs, a $200 attorney, and $120 in other court assessments. He had pleaded guilty to third degree home invasion.

Edward L. Ross, 44, St. Helen, was sentenced to 13 to 36 months in prison with credit for 57 days, $200 in fines and costs, a $300 attorney fee and $120 in other court assessments. Ross had pleaded no contest to aggravated domestic violence, second offense, and interfering with electronic communications.

Scott K. Reinhart, 45, Roscommon, charged with larceny between $1,000 and $20,000, was remanded to District Court.

Jill A. Toppings, 31, Prudenville, had paid on her court assessments on a false report of a felony conviction (for which she had received a one-year delay-of-sentence), and the judge signed an order amending probation.

Jessica D. Foster, 29, Houghton Lake, was discharged from probation in connection with a driving while intoxicated, third offense, conviction.

Andrew L. Boughner, 29, Roscommon, charged with filing a false report of a felony and driving while under the influence, per se, is ready for trial, scheduled for Feb. 26, 2009.

Darron R. Bauknecht, 27, Merritt, was sentenced to eight months in jail with credit for 55 days, 24 months probation, $200 in fines and costs, a $200 attorney fee and $120 in other court assessments. Bauknecht had pleaded guilty to possession of less than 25 grams of a controlled substance.

Preston R. Palmer, 18, Houghton Lake, had received a one-year delayof sentence on a larceny between $1,000 and $20,000 conviction, and the judge signed an order amending probation.

Robert B. Abrams, 46, Shelby Township, at a probation violation review, the judge signed a bench warrant.

Kristie A. Parker, 27, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to larceny in a building and retaining a financial transaction device without permission. Dismissed were charges of illegal use of a financial transaction device and larceny by false personation. Parker will be sentenced later.

Ronald A. Stevens, 46, St. Helen, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was sentenced to five days in jail with credit for one day, and continued probation.

Daniel J. Lawrence, 44, Fort Gratiot, was sentenced to 12 months in jail with credit for 55 days, 24 months probation, $800 in fines and costs, a $500 attorney fee and $120 in other court assessments. Lawrence had pleaded guilty to failure to pay child support.

John E. Demos, 51, Allen Park, pleaded no contest to second degree criminal sexual conduct, and is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 20, 2009.

Richard O. Wallace, 67, Dearborn Heights, pleaded no contest to failure to stop at an accident resulting in serious injury. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 20, 2009.

Robert P. McGinnis, 45, Roscommon, charged with delivery of less than 50 grams of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a license plate and driving with no license, is ready for trial.

Matthew S. Perri, 38, Clinton Township, was sentenced for probation violation to six months in jail with credit for 63 days.

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon:

Tiffany A. A. Clarke, 17, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on two counts of assault of a jail employee. The Roscommon County Sheriff's Department made the Dec. 17 arrest. Bond was set at $5,000.

David A. Radzik, 24, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of resisting and obstructing police. The sheriff's department made the Dec. 19 arrest. Bond was set at $50,000.

The following pleaded guilty to charges filed against them and were sentenced:

Brandt F. Blair, 31, Plymouth, driving with a suspended license, second offense: 30 days in jail with credit for 30 days, and the conviction was reported to the Secretary of State.

Joseph R. Stiehl, 58, Cedar Springs, driving with a suspended license, first offense: $400 in fines, costs or restitution, and the conviction was reported to the Secretary of State.

Kyle A. Trudgeon, 22, Okemos, possession of marijuana: $1,400 in fines, costs or restitution, six months probation, and 30 days license suspension.

David A. Radzik, 24, Clarksville, TN, domestic violence: $400 in fines, costs or restitution.

Bryan L. Jock, 27, Houghton Lake, failure to report an accident: $95 in fines, costs or restitution.

Samantha J. Bourget, 19, Roscommon, third degree retail fraud: $410 in fines, costs or restitution, and six months probation. She was also sentenced to $245 in fines, costs or restitution for trespassing.

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