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79th District Court arraignments

May 16, 2024

HART — The following were arraigned recently in Oceana County’s 79th District Court: Felonies – Emma Elizabeth Sherbak, 37, of 316 Hendrie Blvd., Royal Oak, Michigan; felonies of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police and carrying a concealed weapon and misdemeanors of firearms possession under the influence and operating while intoxicated. Preliminary exam: May 28 at 1 p.m. Bail: $3,500/cash/surety/10 percent.  – Dana Wayne…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted May 15, 2024

May 15, 2024

HART — The following were sentenced recently in Oceana County’s 79th District Court: Bradley James Skofic, 46, of 2864 E. Garfield Rd., Hesperia, pleaded guilty April 30 to third-degree retail fraud and was sentenced to four days suspended jail with credit for four days served and $128.30 in restitution. Jessica Dean Devan, 51, of 721 N. Rowe St., Ludington, pleaded…

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51st Circuit Court sentencings

May 14, 2024

HART — The following were sentenced in Oceana County’s 51st Circuit Court Monday, May 13, 2024: – Michael Troy Tyler, 46, pleaded “no contest” March 11 to charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, assaulting/resisting/obstructing police (two counts), assault and battery and operating while intoxicated and was sentenced May 13 to two months jail with credit for six days served;…

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Jury finds man guilty of CSC

May 9, 2024

HART — A jury rendered a guilty verdict of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for a 54-year-old Mears man following a trial Wednesday, May 8, in Oceana County’s 51st Circuit Court Max Allen Sinclair, of 2214 N. Cousineau Ave., remains lodged in the Oceana County Jail without bond until sentencing June 10, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.  Sinclair sexually assaulted…

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51st Circuit Court sentencings, posted May 7, 2024

May 7, 2024

HART — The following were sentenced Monday, May 6, 2024 in Oceana County’s 51st Circuit Court: – Krystel Lyne Anderson, 39, pleaded guilty Aug. 29, 2023 to methamphetamine possession and was sentenced May 6, 2024 to 10 months in jail with credit for 40 days served and $398 in fines and costs. – Alexander Lee Evelhoch, 29, pleaded guilty March…

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