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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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Man Guilty of Making Terroristic Threats

A Charlevoix County jury found Jonathon Paul Stewart, 33, Atlanta guilty of making a terroristic threat and malicious use of an electronic communication device. The trial took two days and the jury deliberated for less than an hour before rendering … Continue reading

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Two Men Sent to Prison for Sexual Crimes

Two men were sentenced to prison this morning in the 33rd Circuit Court. Jerry Joe Gildner, 43, Gaylord, was sentenced to serve a minimum of 29 months in prison following his guilty pleas to charges of surveilling an unclothed person … Continue reading

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Molotov Cocktail Defendant Sentenced

KeNen Michael-Damian Borths, 25, Charlevoix was sentenced to serve 10 to 20 years in prison this morning in the 33rd Circuit Court. Borths had pleaded guilty earlier to sending an explosive with the intent to cause property damage and lying … Continue reading

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Convicted Drug Dealer Gets Prison

This morning in the 33rd Circuit Court, Judge Roy C. Hayes III sentenced Jonathan Michael Mullen, 31, Lansing to serve a minimum of 15 years in prison following his conviction at a jury trial on September 3, 2021. A Charlevoix … Continue reading

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Two Sent to Prison in 33rd Circuit Court

This morning in the 33rd Circuit Court, Cody Deanthony Granberry, 29, Saginaw, was sentenced to serve 18 to 240 months in prison by Judge Roy C. Hayes III. In July Granberry pleaded guilty to delivery of methamphetamine. Granberry admitted that … Continue reading

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Jury Convicts Lansing Man of Multiple Felonies

Jonathan Michael Mullen, 31, Lansing was convicted by a Charlevoix County jury of nine felony counts following a three-day jury trial that wrapped up Friday. The jury began deliberating around 5:00 p.m. and announced its verdict around 8:30 p.m.. Mullen … Continue reading

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Charlevoix Man Admits Throwing Molotov Cocktail Into House

KeNen Michael-Damian Borths, 25, Charlevoix, pleaded guilty this morning in the 33rd Circuit Court to sending or delivering an explosive device causing property damage with the intent to frighten, terrorize, intimidate, threaten, harass, injure or kill. That offense carries a … Continue reading

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