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51st Circuit Court sentencings, Jan. 26, 2023

January 26, 2023

51st Circuit Court sentencings, Jan. 26, 2023 By Allison Scarbrough, Editor HART — The following were sentenced recently in Oceana County’s 51st Circuit Court: Nikolas Paul Martin, of 139 S. Menes St., Walkerville, was found guilty Jan. 23, 2023 of probation violation and was sentenced to 15 days in jail with credit for 14 days served and $990 in outstanding…

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Judge denies change of venue motions in child fentanyl death case

January 23, 2023

Judge denies change of venue motions in child fentanyl death case By Allison Scarbrough, Editor HART — The parents of a 4-year-old boy who died from ingesting fentanyl appeared in 51st Circuit Court Monday, Jan. 23, for motion hearings. Jacob Scott Schutter, 32, and Jodi Michelle Neino, 29, are criminally charged in connection to Eli Jude Schutter’s July 1 death. …

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Man who robbed elderly couple at gunpoint sentenced to 18-40 years

January 23, 2023

Man who robbed elderly couple at gunpoint sentenced to 18-40 years ‘It’s a horrific set of circumstances, Mr. Labeau, that you put these people through,’ said Judge Susan K. Sniegowski. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — A 52-year-old Mears man convicted of armed robbery was sentenced to 18-40 years in prison in Oceana County’s 51st Circuit Court Monday, Jan. 23. …

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Man sentenced to prison for CSC

January 23, 2023

Man sentenced to prison for CSC By Allison Scarbrough, Editor HART — A 55-year-old man was sentenced to four to 20 years in prison for a conviction of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) in Oceana County’s 51st Circuit Court Monday, Jan. 23. David Lee Moore, Jr., pleaded “no contest” to the charge, Oct. 5. Moore’s sentencing guidelines are 42-70 months,…

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79th District Court arraignments, posted Jan. 18, 2023

January 18, 2023

79th District Court arraignments, posted Jan. 18, 2023 By Allison Scarbrough, Editor HART — The following were arraigned recently in Oceana County’s 79th District Court: Felonies Kyle Gerald Hiscott, of 140 S. Rush St., Pentwater; Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO); third-offense operating while intoxicated and driving while license suspended (DWLS). Probable cause hearing: Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. Bail: $10,000/cash/surety/10…

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