Trial Court

The following actions were taken in Lake County Trial Court the week of June 16, 2014:

  • Dustin Christopher Coffman, 29, of Reed City, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault/assault and battery. The defendant was sentenced to 93 days over the next year, to serve 30 days now or arrange for 30 days in patient treatment by July 1, 2014, with a condition of no contact with the victim.
  • Brandon James Compton, 23, of Big Rapids, was arraigned on charges of possession of a controlled substance less than 25 grams and operating in the presence of a controlled substance. A preliminary examination was scheduled for June 30, 2014 at 2 p.m. The defendant was free on personal recognizance bond.
  • Deshun Deque Downes, 36, of Saginaw, pleaded no contest to three charges of delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance less than 50 grams, and two charges of maintaining a drug house. Sentencing was scheduled for July 8, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Rashad Raymond Hawkins, 22, of Baldwin pleaded guilty to charges of domestic violence and criminal contempt of court. The defendant was sentenced to 93 days in jail at the discretion of the court, to serve 15 days now concurrent with other charges. The condition of no contact with the victim continues.
  • Rashad Raymond Hawkins, 22, of Baldwin, pleaded guilty to a charge of malicious destruction of property, $200 or more, less than $1,000.June 16, 2014  A charge of domestic violence was dismissed. The defendant was sentenced to one year in jail at the discretion of the court, to serve 15 days now concurrent with the contempt charge and the no contact with the victim was continued.
  • Sarah Mae Salinas, 22, of Hesperia, was arraigned on charges of driving while license suspended/allowing a suspended person to operate-second subsequent, operating a motor vehicle without security and improper plates. A pretrial was scheduled for June 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Bond was set at $10,000, ten percent.
  • Gregory Allen Schroll, 19, of Battle Creek, was bound over to Circuit Court on two charges of breaking and entering-a building with intent. The defendant was free on personal recognizance bond.
  • Gary Scott Smith, 55, of Luther, was arraigned on a charge of aggravated stalking. A preliminary examination was scheduled for June 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. Bond was set at $50,000 cash with a condition of no contact with the victim.
  • Gary Scott Smith, 55, of Luther, was arraigned on a charge of weapons-ammunition-possession by a felon. A preliminary examination was scheduled for June 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. Bond was set at $5,000, ten percent.
  • Darrin Christopher Thomas, 37, of Baldwin, was arraigned on charges of operating a motor vehicle without security, driving while license suspended/allowing a suspended person to operate and driving unregulated vehicle/no trailer plate. A pretrial was scheduled for June 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. The defendant was free on personal recognizance bond.
  • Charles William Vahle, 41, of Baldwin was arraigned on a charge of possession of a controlled substance-marijuana. A pretrial was set for June 26, 2014 at 9 a.m. The defendant was free on personal recognizance bond.