2011-01-13 / Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 14, 2010:

Sara Fitzgerald, 29, St. Helen, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for eight days. An adjustment was made to her fines and costs.

Jillian K. Parsell, 20, Oak Park, stood mute to charges of receiving and concealing guns and minor in possession; however, the charges were subsequently dismissed because her codefendant entered a plea in the case.

Jason J. Richardson, 25, Roscommon, did not appear for a final pretrial on armed robbery and felonious assault charges and a bench warrant was issued.

Joshua W. Gould, 34, Higgins Lake, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, third offense, and will be sentenced later. Two counts of unlawfully driving away an automobile were dismissed.

Joseph H. Nelson Jr., 31, Battle Creek, pleaded guilty to impaired driving, third offense, and will be sentenced later.

Joanna L. Fults, 48, Houghton Lake, did not appear for a final pretrial on charges of driving while intoxicated, third offense, and transporting open alcohol and a bench warrant was issued.

Dennis G. Mullenix, 52, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to impaired driving, third offense, and will be sentenced later.

Joseph G. Dippre, 21, Roscommon, charged with first degree home invasion and breaking and entering with intent, is set for a jury trial March 10.

Devyn D. Laroque, 21, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to fleeing and eluding police and will be sentenced later. Dismissed was a charge of driving with a suspended license.

Michelle L. Harrison, 24, Roscommon, stood mute to probation violation; however, Jan. 4, she pleaded guilty and was sentencd to nine months in jail with credit for six months. She was discharged from probation.

Raymond C. Dominguez, 34, Detroit, was sentenced to six months in jail with credit for 54 days, 18 months probation, $550 in fines and costs, a $150 attorney fee, a $100 cost of prosecution fee and $128 in other court assessments. He had pleaded guilty to impaired driving, third offense.

Joseph A. Doyle, 21, St. Helen, charged with a probation violation, was to appear in court; however, it was subsequently determined that no further hearing was needed in the case and the judge signed an order discharging Doyle from probation. On a charge of failing to register as a sex offender, his arraignment was adjourned to Jan. 27.

Kevon L. Tahash, 56, St. Helen, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was sentenced to 30 days in jail (with credit for six days) and was sentenced to 30 days in jail (with credit for six days) on a separate probation violation charge.

Civil cases heard: No. 10-72-8740, Rose Acceptance, Inc., vs. James Roe and Debra Roe, plaintiff’s motion for summary disposition was granted, granting plaintiff a monetary judgment against defendant; No. 07-72- 7043, Cathie Garner-Fritchey, et al, vs. Scott McNamara and Scott McNamara Ford Mercury, no progress order (case dismissed without prejudice); No. 09- 72-7757, White Pines Condominium Association vs. Thomas Ross, no one appeared and a no progress order was submitted and signed (case was dismissed without prejudice); and No. 07-72-7042, Values & Visions, Inc., and Cathie Garner-Fritchey, et al, vs. Scott McNamara and Scott McNamara Ford Mercury, no one appeared and a no progress order was submitted and signed (case was dismissed without prejudice).

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