Mecosta County 77th District Court reports

BIG RAPIDS — The following cases were heard this week in Mecosta County’s 77th District Court. All cases may not be reported.

• Albert Adam Thomas, 71, of Ada, pleaded guilty to disorderly person-jostling. He was sentenced to time served and must pay fines and court fees.

• Sean Michael Skalitzky, 33, of Remus, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail for the marijuana charge and given credit for serving 18 days. He was sentenced to time served for the intoxication charge. His remaining jail time is suspended pending any violation of his probation, which he must serve for two years. His license is to be suspended for 60 days and restricted for 360 days. He must continue outpatient therapy and serve 45 days on a SCRAM (alcohol monitoring) tether. Skalitzky also must pay fines and court fees.

• Todd Norman Abson, 51, of Hersey, pleaded guilty to assault or assault and battery. He was sentenced to time served and must complete 40 hours of community service. He also must pay fines and court fees.

• Steven Lee Barton, 24, of Howard City, pleaded guilty to child abuse (leaving a child unattended in a vehicle). His sentencing is delayed for one year. His bond conditions apply for the next year and he must fulfill all court obligations. Barton also must pay fines and court fees.

• Rita Marlene Holdridge, 62, of Stanwood, pleaded guilty to third-degree retail fraud. She was sentenced to eight days in jail and given credit for serving one day. She can complete 56 hours of community service in lieu of jail. Holdridge must continue her current counseling program and serve one year of probation. She also must pay fines and court fines.

• William Joseph-Sanchez Jasper, 32, of Warren, pleaded guilty to disorderly person-drunk. He was sentenced to time served and 40 hours of community service. Jasper also must serve one year of probation and pay fines and court fees.

• Bryton Jeffery-Lewis Newlove, 19, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to being impaired (drugs). He was sentenced to time served and 40 hours of community service. He must complete the Prime for Life program and six months of probation. Newlove also must pay fines and court fees.

• Dolly Jo Smith, 34, of Morley, pleaded guilty to third-degree retail fraud. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail and given credit for serving two days. Her remaining jail sentence is suspended pending any violations. She must complete the Economic Crime Program and pay fines and court fees.

• Ashley Marie Shellington, 24, of Mecosta, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content greater than .17. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail and given credit for serving one day. She may complete 72 hours of community service in lieu of jail. Shellington must complete relapse prevention and one year of probation. She also must pay fines and court fees.

• Mark Edward McKinch Sr., 40, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail and credited with serving one day. His jail term can be served on seven consecutive weekends. McKinch must serve one year of probation and complete Anger Management. He also must pay fines and court fees.

• Gary Clarence Stanley, 59, of Remus, pleaded guilty to non-sufficient funds (check). He was sentenced to 45 days in jail and credited with serving 12 days. He will be released from jail on Oct. 23, and the remaining days on his jail sentence will be suspended. Stanley also must pay fines and court fees.

• Kolten Allen Boyce, 19, of Reed City, pleaded guilty to retail fraud. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Boyce also must pay fines and court fees.

• Marvin Todd III, 26, of Remus, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content greater than .17. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and given credit for serving 65 days. Todd also must pay fines and court fees.

• Shayne Michael Schenden Jr., 31, of Howard City, pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended or revoked license. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and given credit for serving 27 days. He must report to the probation department once released from jail. Schenden also must pay fines and court fees.

• Opal Virginia Turner, 36, of Howard City, pleaded guilty to third-degree retail fraud. She was sentenced to five days in jail. She must pay fines and court fees.

• Jerry Thomas Nelson, 26, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering of a vehicle. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and given credit for serving 16 days. Nelson also must pay fines and court fees.

• Cristena Marie Homrich, 22, of Reed City, pleaded guilty to child abuse (leaving a child unattended in a vehicle). Her sentencing was delayed for one year to allow her to fulfill court obligations. Conditions of her bond will remain in place. Homrich also must pay fines and court fees.

• Alley Marie Beardsley, 24, of Hudsonville, pleaded guilty to false pretenses ($200 or more but less than $1,000). She was sentenced to 90 days in jail and credited with serving seven days. She also must pay fines and court fees.

• David Christopher Arndt, 30, of Hopkins, pleaded guilty to allowing a person with a suspended or revoked license drive. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and must fines and court fees.

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