Trial court

The following actions were taken in Lake County Trial Court ending the week of August 14, 2013:

  • Jo Ann Balcer, 52, of Wayland, pleaded guilty to an added charge of no valid operators license in possession. The defendant was sentenced to fines and costs of $250. A charge of driving while license suspended/allowing a suspended person to operate was dismissed.
  •  Jake Scott Bradford, 21, of Sparta, was arraigned on charges of operating while intoxicated and possession of alcohol in a motor vehicle-passenger. A pretrial was scheduled for September 5 at 11 a.m. Bond of $5,000, ten percent, was posted.
  •  Brian Louis Caron, 34, of Reed City, had a charge of domestic violence dismissed.
  •  Rhonda Kay Dann, 53, of Leslie, had a charge of non-sufficient funds less than $100 dismissed.
  •  Lucas James Darknell, 36, of Bitely, was arraigned on a charge of domestic violence. A pretrial was scheduled for August 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. Bond of $5,000, ten percent was continued with the condition of no contact with the victim.
  •  Derek Scott Frantz, 31, of Baldwin, pleaded no contest to a charge of trespass. The defendant was sentenced to fines and costs of $200 and 30 days in jail at the discretion of the court over the next year. The condition of no contact with the victim was continued.
  • Anthony Santenio Holmes Jr., 24, of Idlewild, pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic violence. The defendant was sentenced to 93 days in jail, to serve 50 now with credit for time served of 41 days. Charges of home invasion-second degree and possession of a controlled substance-non-narcotic were dismissed.
  •  Lethaniel M. King III, 49, of Baldwin, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance-marijuana.The defendant was sentenced to one year in jail, to serve 7 days now, with credit for time served and the balance at the discretion of the court over the next year, license suspended for six months with a restricted license after 30 days.
  •  Cora Hean Libby, 44, of Baldwin, was bound over to Circuit Court on a charge of delivery/manufacture/controlled substance-marijuana.
  •  Michael David McKerchie III, 25, of Wayland, was arraigned on charges of escape-prison, unlawful driving away of an automobile and habitual offender-fourth offense notice. A preliminary examination was scheduled for August 27, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Bond was set at $100,000 cash or surety.
  •  Brian Rex Morrissey, 40, of Baldwin, pleaded guilty to operating-maintaining a lab/controlled substance/methamphetamin. The defendant was sentenced to 12 months in jail, six months now with credit for time served of 18 days and the balance at the discretion of the court, 36 months probation, fines and costs of $668., crime victims restitution of $130 and a supervision fee of $720. A charge of possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamin/ecstacy was dismissed.
  •  Shawn Joseph Munson, 33, of Baldwin, pleaded guilty to driving while license expired and operating a motor vehicle without security. The defendant was sentenced to fines and costs of $375, one year in jail at the discretion of the court over the next year and 90 days in jail at the discretion of the court over the next year.
  •  Patrick Gene Moore, 42, of Baldwin, pleaded guilty to four charges of home invasion-second degree and three charges of habitual offender-fourth offense notice. The defendant was sentenced to six to 20 years in jail, with credit for time served of 93 days, to be served concurrent with all files, fines and costs of $68, crime victims restitution of $130 and restitution of $784.50.
  •  Matthew Ryan Zierke, 26, of Tustin, was arraigned on a charge of assault/assault and battery. A jury trial was scheduled for August 28, 2013 at 9 a.m. Bond of $3,500, ten percent was continued with the condition of no contact with the victim.
  •  David Alan Zordell, 30, of Baldwin, pleaded guilty to an added charge of disturbing the peace. The defendant was sentenced to fines and costs of $275 and 90 days in jail, to serve 2 days now with credit for time served and the balance at the discretion of the court over the next year. A charge of domestic violence was dismissed.