2012-02-23 / Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 6 and 7: No. 11-72-9379, Maple Valley Services, Inc., vs. Everett J. Jenkins, et al, plaintiff’s motion for default judgment was granted and the judge signed judgment quieting title; No. 11-72-9526, Dawn R. Lockard vs. Paul H. Lockard, divorce granted and signed; No. 11-72- 9549, Symetra Assigned Benefits vs. Def. 001, structured settlement payment granted; No. 11-72-9255, Hazel E. McQueen-Brown vs. James McQueen, plaintiff ready for trial and court instructed defendant to comply with order to compel discovery (bench trial set for March 1); No. 11-72-9417, Porath Contractors, Inc., vs. Cumberland Princess Partners, judge will taken plaintiff’s motions for sanctions and summary disposition under advisement and the defendant agrees that plaintiffs are entitled to costs (defendant’s deposition was set for Feb. 9); and No. 11-72-9309, Marie Ferrel Draper Brisbois vs. Reed Draper, parties meeting with attorneys to try and settle (each party is responsible for expenses and property).

John D. Dugan, 25, Houghton Lake, was sentenced on a charge of delivery/ manufacture of marijuana to nine months in jail (credit for one day), 24 months probation, $500 in fines and costs,A fun,a $300 attorney fee and $198 in other court assessments.ToHeaddis copy,to servehave Alaskafive months& in jail now,inwiththe fourfollowingto be

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Richard Shurter III, 23, Grayling, pleaded guilty to receivingAgencyandName:concealing property betweenMinion$1,000Boldand or $20,000 and driving while intoxicated, third offense, and will beBodysentencedcopy:later. Dismissed were charges ofMiniondrivingRegularwith a suspended license andTimestransportingRoman open alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Thomas W. Johnson IV, 28, St. Helen, was granted a motion to amend the judgment of sentence (restitution $354.37). He had pleaded no contest to second degree home invasion.

Thomas J. Walkup, 36, Prudenville, was granted a motion to amend bond and will be sentenced March 6 on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Brandon A. Plaga, 24, Redford, was sentenced to seven months in jail (credit for 49 days), 24 months probation, $200 in fines and costs, a $100 attorney fee and $198 in other court assessments. After earning a GED, he may enter an in-house treatment program. He had pleaded guilty to possession of less than 25 grams of a controlled substance.featuring

Christian W. Rogers, 20, Mt. Morris, pleaded guilty to probation violation. His Holmes Youthful Trainee Act status was revoked and he was sentenced to nine months in jail (credit forDate:128 days) and will be discharged from probation without improvement.

Holly M. Cornell, 35, St. Helen, stood mute to two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and a jury trial was set for May 3.

Tiffany D. Barnes, 21, Houghton Lake, was sentenced on two counts of delivery/manufacture of marijuana to eight months in jail (credit for 68 days), 24 months probation, $100 in fines and cost, a $50 attorney fee and $396 in other court assessments. She is to serve 68 days in jail immediately with the balance of jail time held in abeyance. The sentences are concurrent with a Wexford County Jail sentence.

Autumn R. Root, 27, Roscommon, was sentenced on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, first offense, and maintaining a drug house, first offense, to two (concurrent) terms of six months in jail (credit for 57 days), 18 months probation, $100 in fines and costs, a $50 attorney fee and $396 in other court assessments. She may participate in an in-house treatment program, if eligible.

Nicholas F. Grady, 28, Dearborn, was sentenced to a one-year delay of sentence, 12 months probation, $500 in fines and costs and $198 in other court assessments. He had pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon.

Lawsuits filed

9583, Lyon Township vs.

R. Kuhn and Bonita K. Kuhn,

Lake, zoning ordinance violation complaint; No. 9607, William Perri, Commerce Township, vs. Auto-Owners Insurance Company and Home-Owners Insurance Company, Bingham Farms, and Allies & Associates, Inc., Flint, breach of contract; No. 9611, Dennis K. Guenther, Ft. Meyers, FL, vs. John Steffe, Ann Arbor, complaint to quiet title to an easement; No. 9613, Danielle M. Diemert, Roscommon, vs. Melanie Brigitte Roller, Lake County, and Apria Healthcare, Inc., a California Corporation, negligence (car accident); and No. 9614, Flagstar Bank FSB, a federal savings bank, vs. Brenda L. Szach and Mark A. Szach, Prudenville, recovery of amounts due under promissory note and to foreclosure on mortgage.

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