2011-02-17 / Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 4:

Sara L. Fitzgerald, 29, St. Helen, at a probation violation hearing, was discharged from probation.

Michelle L. Harrison, 24, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to a probation violation and was sentenced to nine months in jail with credit for six months.

Patricia L. Zielke, 48, Houghton Lake, was scheduled for sentencing Jan. 4, but the hearing was adjourned to Jan. 18 when she was sentenced to six months in jail with credit for seven days (three months to be served now and three held in abeyance), 18 months probation, $600 in fines and costs, a $250 attorney fee, a $400 cost of prosecution fee and $198 in other court assessments. She had pleaded guilty to impaired driving, third offense.

Stephen J. Bailey, 25, Mt. Morris, was sentenced on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender to 12 months in jail with credit for 68 days, 24 months probation, $200 in fines and costs, a $500 attorney fee and $198 in other court assessments.

Brian E. Bennett, 33, Prudenville, stood mute to charges of driving while intoxicated, third offense, and driving with a suspended license. A pretrial was set.

Aubry A. Haertel, 25, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to two counts of driving while intoxicated, second offense (amended from third offense) and was set for sentencing.

Terry K. Hilliard, 40, Houghton Lake, charged with driving while intoxicated, third offense, and driving with a suspended license, was set for trial April 7.

Dale G. Lacko, 58, Roscommon, was sentenced on one count of delivery of less than 50 grams of a controlled substance to 23 months to 20 years in prison (credit for 62 days), $200 in fines and costs, a $200 attorney fee and $198 in other court assessments and on one count of maintaining a drug house to 16 months to two years in prison (credit for 62 days). He was also sentenced to 24 months to five years in prison (credit for 42 days), $200 in fines and costs, a $200 attorney fee and $198 in other court assessments on a charge of impaired driving, third offense.

Christopher A. Lawson, 24, Houghton Lake, was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison (credit for 67 days), $200 in fines and costs, a $200 attorney fee and $198 in other court assessments. He had pleaded guilty to second degree home invasion.

Mark D. Ames, 27, Roscommon, was sentenced on a charge of possession of less than 25 grams of a controlled substance to six months in jail with credit for two days, 18 months probation, $200 in fines and costs, a $200 attorney fee and $198 in other court assessments.

James D. Valentino, 60, Roscommon, was sentenced to six months in jail with credit for two days, 18 months probation, $750 in fines and costs, a $400 cost of prosecution fee and $198 in other court assessments. After he has served three months he may be transferred to an inhouse treatment program. Valentino had pleaded guilty to impaired driving, third offense.

Alexander J. Stearley, 25, Prudenville, was sentenced to 15 months to 15 years in prison (credit for 204 days), $500 in fines and costs and $198 in other court assessments. He had pleaded guilty to third degree criminal sexual conduct.

Martin J. Kuchar, 32, Houghton Lake, was sentenced to 42 months to 15 years in prison (credit for 67 days), $200 in fines and costs, a $200 attorney fee and $198 in other court assessments. He had pleaded guilty to second degree home invasion.

Jason J. Richardson, 25, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to felonious assault and was set for sentencing.

People vs. Brock and Cortney Dagner, Gaylord, prosecutor’s motion for entry of default judgment was granted in forfeiture case.

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