TRIAL COURT 2-16-12

The following actions were taken in Lake County trial court for the week ending Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012:

  • Adam Charles Michael Brechting, 30, of Baldwin, was arraigned on charges of OWI (third offense) and operating under the influence of liquor with an occupant less than 16. Preliminary examination was scheduled for Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. Bond was set at $10,000. The defendant was currently lodged.
  • Machelle Denise McDaniel, 46, of Branch, pleaded guilty to charges of use of a controlled substance (narcotic/cocaine) and operating impaired. Charges of possession of cocaine less than 25 grams and of operating with a high blood alcohol content were dismissed. The defendant was sentenced to pay fines and costs of $1,080 and to serve 93 days at the discretion of the court within one year.
  • Norma Jean Welling, 51, of Paris, pleaded guilty to a charge of OWI. A charge of operating with a high blood alcohol content were dismissed. The defendant was sentenced to pay fines and costs of $1,050 and to serve 93 days; six days now and the balance at the discretion of the court within one year.
  • Vern Joseph Eagle, 30, of Baldwin, pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic violence (second offense). The defendant was sentenced to pay fines and costs of $350 and to serve one year; seven days now (four days CTS) and the balance at the discretion of the court within one year.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Galley Jr., 52, of Idlewild, pleaded no contest to a charge of domestic violence. The defendant was sentenced to pay fines and costs of $350 and to serve 90 days at the discretion of the court within one year.
  • Joshua Shayne Kelly, 24, of Branch, had a guilty plea to a charge of domestic violence deferred for period of six months.
  • Michael Timothy McClure, 56, of Baldwin, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). The defendant was sentenced to pay fines and costs of $350 and to serve one year; 32 days now (CTS) and the balance at the discretion of the court within one year.
  • Jeffrey Louis Shoemaker, 35, of Chase, was arraigned on a charge of domestic violence (third offense). Pretrial was scheduled for March 8 at 9 a.m. The defendant is free on $5,000 bond.
  • Santana Lynn Stone, 25, of Baldwin, was arraigned on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, driving while license suspended/allowing a suspended person to operate (second or subsequent offense and obstructing a police officer (disguise). Preliminary examination was scheduled for Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. The defendant is free on $2,500 bond.
  • Dallas J. Wiinikainen, 27, of Luther, pleaded guilty to a charge of allowing a suspended person to operate a motor vehicle. The defendant was sentenced to pay fines and costs of $240.
  • William Michael White, 48, of Luther, pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). Pretrial was scheduled for March 8 at 2 p.m. The defendant is free on $2,500 bond.
  • Jacob Freeman Chrysler, 21, of Baldwin, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempting to assault/resist or obstruct a police officer and disorderly person/drunk. Pretrial was scheduled for Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. The defendant is free on $3,500 bond.
  • Terri Lynn Kamhout, 34, of Idlewild, pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). Pretrial was scheduled for March 8 at 1:30 p.m. The defendant is free on $3,500 bond.
  • n Michael Richard Thomas Hudzinski, 20, of Baldwin, pleaded guilty to a charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct (force or coercion). Sentencing was scheduled for March 6 at 1:30 p.m. The defendant is free on personal recognizance bond.
  • n Timmy Lavern Derevage, 48, of Reed City, pleaded guilty to a charge of maintaining a drug house. Charges of firearms possession by a felon and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) were dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for March 6 at 1:30 p.m. The defendant is free on bond.
  • Nathaniel Joseph Turner, 28, of Baldwin, pleaded no contest to a charge of criminal sexual conduct (multiple variables). A charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim under 13 was dismissed. The defendant was sentenced to pay fines and costs of $198 and to serve 10 to 15 years (265 days CTS).
  • John Mark Carnes, 57, of Chase, pleaded no contest to a charge of failing to comply with sex offender report duties. The defendant was sentenced to pay fines and costs of $798 and to serve 12 months; 36 days now (CTS) and the balance at the discretion of the court within one year.