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Domestic Abuser Sent to Prison

Laurence Joseph Frechette III, 58, Boyne City, was sentenced to serve 18 to 60 months in prison this morning in the 33rd Circuit Court. On Feb. 10, 2022, Frechette was convicted following a jury trial of aggravated domestic violence, second … Continue reading

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Charlevoix Man Convicted of First Degree Child Abuse

After a jury trial that stretched over two weeks and deliberations over two days, a Charlevoix County jury convicted John Paul Fiedorek, 34, Charlevoix, of one count of first degree child abuse and two counts of second degree child abuse … Continue reading

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East Jordan Man Convicted on Drug Charges

After two days of trial and an hour of deliberation, tonight a Charlevoix County jury convicted Mark Allen Ingersoll, Jr., 35, East Jordan of two counts of delivery of cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of a controlled … Continue reading

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Boyne City Man Convicted of Domestic Violence

A Charlevoix County jury convicted Laurence Joseph Frechette III, 58, Boyne City, of aggravated domestic violence following a two-day jury trial in the 33rd Circuit Court. Frechette had been convicted of domestic violence previously so the conviction carries with it … Continue reading

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Muskegon Man Sent to Prison on Meth Charge

This morning in the 33rd Circuit Court, Matthew Allen Bays, 38, Muskegon, was sentenced to serve 66 to 240 months in prison for selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant. Bays had pleaded guilty on December 7, 2021 to delivery of … Continue reading

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Man Convicted of Terrorist Threats Gets 5 to 20 Year Sentence

Judge Thomas G. Power sentenced Jonathon Paul Stewart, 33, Atlanta (MI) to serve 5 to 20 years in prison following his conviction for making terrorist threats and malicious use of a telecommunication device. Stewart has been in jail since his … Continue reading

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East Jordan Man Gets Prison on Drug Charges

Archie William Graham, 41, East Jordan, was sentenced to prison today in the 33rd Circuit Court on methamphetamine charges. Graham was sentenced to 48 months to 20 years on a charge of possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine for … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Sexual Assault

Ryan James Simmons, 36, Atlanta (MI) was sentenced to serve 30 to 90 years in prison for his conviction for first degree criminal sexual assault today in the 33rd Circuit Court. In pronouncing the sentence, Judge Roy C. Hayes III … Continue reading

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Kentucky Man Gets Prison In Charlevoix County

Michael Joseph Ortiz, 33, of Lexington, Kentucky, was sentenced to a minimum of nearly 13 years in prison for charges arising out of a crime spree in the City of Charlevoix on May 7, 2021. The Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office … Continue reading

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