Jonathan Michael Mullen, 27, of Lansing, was sentenced to 24 to 90 months in prison by 33rd Circuit Judge Roy C. Hayes III. Mullen had earlier pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon and being a habitual offender.
Mullen was arrested on June 11, 2017 when the car he had been driving down Boyne City Road was found upside down in the non-motorized trail being constructed, with Mullen trapped inside. In Mullen’s vehicle, EMTs and police located a pipe typically used to smoke methamphetamine and a 9 mm handgun sitting next to a magazine holding five rounds of ammunition.
With a long criminal record including four prior convictions for delivery of controlled substances, Mullen was on parole while he committed this offense, having just been released from prison earlier in 2017.
Judge Hayes noted that Mullen had also committed many rules violations while in the Charlevoix County Jail including assaulting another inmate.