2010-12-30 / Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 10 and 29:

Scott D. Gregory, 17, Gaylord, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was sentenced to four months in jail with credit for 104 days (concurrent with an Otsego County case), and he was discharged from probation without improvement.

Alisha M. Bauknecht, 24, Prudenville, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was sentenced to one year in jail with credit for six months.

Richard H. Koerner, 43, Prudenville, was sentenced on a probation violation to 25 days in jail with credit for two days (30 additional days were held in abeyance).

Mario A. Famiano, 37, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was scheduled for sentencing.

Civil cases heard: No. 09-72-7781, Carol Snider vs. Maple Valley Investments, L.L.C., Jose R. Silva, et al, at settlement conference a pretrial/settlement hearing was set for March 7, 2011; No. 07-72-6538, Houghton Lake Tourism Bureau vs. Shree Jai Ambe, Inc., et al, defendant’s objection to garnishment was denied; No. 10-72-8754, Spartan Stores, Inc., vs. Charter Communications, Inc., motion for Pro Hac Vice was granted for plaintiffs; No. 10- 72-8576, BPBC Land Development, L.L.C., vs. Woodland Oil Company, Inc., plaintiff’s motion for summary disposition was granted and the judge signed the judgment quieting the title (case closed); No. 09-72-8177, FIA Card Services vs. Sandra J. Bornholdt, plaintiff’s motion to enforce arbitration award and motion for entry of judgment were granted and the judge signed the order of judgment (case closed); No. 09-72-8230, Chase Home Finance, L.L.C., vs. Debra A. Bailey, et al, plaintiff’s motion for confirmation of sale was granted (closes the case); No. 09-72-8299, Robert Pray vs. Margaret Ficaj (counterplaintiff), notice sent for bench trial March 16, 2011 (alternative dispute resolution was ordered); and No. 09-72-7971, Jesse L. Baker vs. Tyler Herzberg, et al, plaintiff’s motion for attorney to withdraw was granted.

Judge Baumgartner presided over the following cases Nov. 30:

Darris C. Dowland, 26, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, and he received an adjustment to his court assessments.

Zachary W. Willis, 18, Roscommon, stood mute to a charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct. A pretrial was scheduled.

Joseph G. Dippre, 21, Roscommon, stood mute to charges of first degree home invasion and breaking and entering with intent. A pretrial was scheduled.

Joshua W. Gould, 34, Higgins Lake, stood mute to charges of driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license. A pretrial was scheduled.

Devyn D. Laroque, 21, Houghton Lake, stood mute to charges of second degree fleeing and eluding police and driving with a suspended license. A pretrial was scheduled.

Patricia L. Zielke, 48, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to impaired driving, third offense (amended from driving while intoxicated) and will be sentenced later.

Nicholas G. Wilcox, 21, Prudenville, was sentenced on a probation violation to 36 days in jail with credit for 36 days (all conditions of probation still in full force).

Daniel R. Clark, 21, Grayling, was sentenced to 11 months in jail with credit for four days, $200 in fines and costs, a $150 attorney fee and $128 in other court assessments. Clark had pleaded no contest to larceny in a building.

Barbara Alford, 57, Houghton Lake, was sentenced to six months in jail with credit for three days (three months to be served immediately and three held in abeyance), 18 months probation, $500 in fines and costs, a $500 attorney fee and $196 in other court assessments. Alford had pleaded guilty to possession of less than 25 grams of a controlled substance and possession of a nonnarcotic.

Patrick M. Davis Jr., 35, Newberry, was sentenced to 12 months in jail with credit for two days (eight months to be served immediately and four held in abeyance), 24 months probation, $300 in fines and costs, a $500 attorney fee and $128 in other court assessments. The court had no objection to having the sentence served in Luce County at no cost to Roscommon County. Davis had pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver marijuana, first offense.

Richard A. Sian, 35, St. Helen, stood mute to obstruction of justice and perjury charges and a pretrial was scheduled on that charge and a breaking and entering charge.

Fatima M. Mixon, 32, Detroit, did not appear for a show cause hearing on a probation violation and a bench warrant was issued.

Kay E. Blackledge, 38, Flint, was discharged from probation without improvement after she paid her court assessments in full.

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