2011-11-03 / Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 25:

Ross E. Munger III, 19, Warren, charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct, is ready for trial, which was set for Dec. 8.

John D. Dugan, 25, Houghton Lake, charged with delivery/manufacture of marijuana, is ready for trial, which was set for Jan. 12, 2012.

Darci M. Goddard, 23, Roscommon, charged with a probation violation, is scheduled to appear at a hearing Nov. 22 as there are pending charges in Crawford County.

Roger K. Day, 42, Carson City, was sentenced on a charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct to 12 years, six months to 22 years, six months in prison with credit for 327 days and $198 in court assessments.

Bethany A. Crawford, 52, Roscommon, stood mute to a charge of arson of a dwelling and was granted a motion to allow her attorney to hire a professional investigator.

Arvil P. McCoy, 18, Hale, was sentenced on a charge of third degree child abuse to six months in jail with credit for 46 days, six months probation, $100 in fines and costs, $50 in attorney fees and $198 in other court assessments.

Jamie L. Williams, 33, Lewiston, did not appear for sentencing on three counts of uttering and publishing and a bench warrant was authorized.

Darik E. Anderson, 16, Houghton Lake, was sentenced on a charge of breaking and entering with intent to 10 months in jail with credit for 146 days (five months to be served immediately and five held in abeyance), 24 months probation, $100 in fines and costs, a $50 attorney fee, $2,560.56 restitution and $198 in other court assessments.

Joshua W. Gould, 34, Higgins Lake, is scheduled for a pretrial Nov. 22. He is charged with driving while intoxicated, third offense, third degree fleeing and eluding, transporting an open container of alcohol, operating an ORV on a highway and a probation violation stemming from a separate charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense.

William O. Thomas, 25, Houghton Lake, was sentenced to one year in jail (credit for 21 days) and 18 months probation after his case was reviewed. The judge signed an order amending probation (he was on probation for a charge of larceny in a building).

Andrew R. Haenftling, 25, Roscommon, charged with delivery of less than 50 grams of a controlled substance, was given a final plea cut-off date of Nov. 22.

Jason W. Fischer, 35, Roscommon County Jail, was granted a motion for a competency examination and a criminal responsibility evaluation. He is charged with two counts of bribing/intimidating a witness, one count of resisting and obstructing police, one count of felonious assault, one count of possession of a firearm, one count of felony firearms, one count of unlawful imprisonment and one count of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration. A hearing was set for Dec. 20.

John J. Boughner, 35, Roscommon, charged with delivery/manufacture of marijuana and breaking and entering, is ready for trial, which was set for February, 2012.

Randy W. Dunning, 56, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, second offense (amended from third offense) and will be sentenced later. Dismissed was a charge of driving with a suspended license.

Thomas V. Garcia, 32, Higgins Lake, at a probation violation hearing, was sentenced to 50 days in jail with credit for 30 days and was discharged from probation without improvement.

Donald E. Modin, 64, Redford Township, was sentenced on a charge of impaired driving, third offense, to 12 months in jail with credit for 53 days, 24 months probation, $750 in fines and costs, a $400 cost of prosecution fee and $198 in other court assessments. After he has served six months he may participate in an in-house treatment program.

Leon J. Bowman, 42, Roscommon, was sentenced on a charge of first degree criminal sexual conduct to five to 20 years in prison (credit for 25 days) and $198 in other court assessments.

Jacob W. Wangler, 30, West Branch, pleaded guilty to impaired driving, third offense (amended from driving while intoxicated, third offense) and will be sentenced later. A charge of driving with a suspended license was dismissed.

James P. Gagne, 27, Houghton Lake, charged with two counts of delivery/ manufacture of marijuana and two counts of maintaining a drug house, is ready for trial, which was set for Dec. 8.

James E. Bacon, 38, St. Helen, was sentenced on a charge of driving while intoxicated, second offense, to 90 days in jail with credit for two days (jail time held in abeyance), 12 months probation, $500 in fines and costs, a $200 cost of prosecution fee and $183 in other court assessments.

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