Three defendants were sent to prison this morning in the 33rd Circuit Court.
Justin Swadling, 35, of Alanson, was sentenced to 10 to 15 years on his conviction of criminal sexual conduct, third degree. Swadling pleaded guilty on Jan. 16, admitting sexually assaulting a 14-year old on Oct. 14, 2017
According to Charlevoix County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Caitlin Borchard, the offense took place just three months after Swadling had finished serving a 15 year sentence on another criminal sexual conduct charge involving a child.
Borchard argued for the maximum sentence that could be given and Judge Roy C. Hayes III granted the request.
Justin Raymond Stolt, 27, of East Jordan, was sentenced to 23 to 240 months in prison for delivery of heroin and 23 to 60 months for fleeing and eluding, third degree. His sentences will run concurrently. He pleaded guilty to both charges.
Stolt admitted delivering heroin to a friend on May 25, 2017, causing a drug overdose requiring first responders to utilize NARCAN to save her life.
He also admitted fleeing on Aug. 24, 2017, when a Michigan State Police trooper attempted to make a traffic stop, driving 58 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone in East Jordan.
At the sentencing, Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof emphasized text messages obtained from Stolt’s cellphone by a search warrant which indicated that while on felony bond, Stolt was regularly driving to Detroit to buy heroin and cocaine to resell in Charlevoix County.
Both Hayes and Telgenhof stated that Stolt was bringing “poison” into the county which in part justified a sentence at the high end of his sentencing guidelines.
William Harley Daniels, Jr., 37, of Boyne City, was sentenced to 17 to 48 months in prison for resisting and obstructing a police officer causing injury.
Daniels pleaded guilty on Jan. 12, 2018. According to the probable cause affidavit in the case, Daniels ran from and later assaulted a state police trooper. Daniels said that he was attempting to avoid being arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Daniels had previously been convicted of five felonies and six misdemeanors and had been sent to prison twice before.