Boyne Falls Man Sentenced to Prison

Brian James Fortune, 34, Boyne Falls, was sentenced to prison today in the 33rd Circuit Court on two separate cases.

Fortune was sentenced to serve 16 to 24 months, with 91 days jail credit, on a conviction of three counts of resisting and obstructing corrections officers. Fortune pleaded guilty on Nov. 19.

The incidents occurred at the Charlevoix County Jail in March of 2021, while Fortune was serving a sentence after being convicted of another resisting and obstructing a police officer. According to an affidavit filed in the case, Fortune physically resisted and threatened to kill officers and their families on numerous occasions.

Today Fortune was also sentenced to serve 36 months to 10 years on an additional charge of possession of methamphetamine. That offense occurred on Oct. 15, 2021 when he was on bond for the jail offenses.

Judge Roy C. Hayes III ordered that the two sentences be served consecutively.

“With these sentences, the defendant will not be eligible for parole for 52 months,” Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof. “He was a terror in the Charlevoix County Jail for months and used racial slurs and threats against officers who were doing nothing other than trying to do their job. Then when he was released on bond, he possessed dangerous drugs while driving.”

About Allen Telgenhof

Allen Telgenhof is the Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney; he has been an attorney since 1989 and a high school baseball coach since 2005. Graduated from Clio High School, Michigan State University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Proud father of Ty, Ally, Will and Lou and husband to Erin.
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