Mecosta County’s 49th Circuit Court reports

BIG RAPIDS — The following cases were heard the week of Oct. 29 in Mecosta County’s 49th Circuit Court. All cases may not be reported.

• John Wesley Lewis, 57, of Mount Pleasant, pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of liquor (second or subsequent offense). He was sentenced to 75 days in jail and credited with serving one day. Per a plea agreement, a charge of operating while under the influence of liquor (third or subsequent offense) was dismissed. Lewis must serve two years of probation and complete 90 days of SCRAM tether monitoring once he’s released from jail. He also must pay fines and court fees.

• Maria Guadalupe Haywood, 48, of Remus, pleaded guilty to embezzlement by an agent (between $1,000 to $20,000). Her sentencing was delayed for one year to see how she does on one year of probation. Haywood must pay restitution in the amount of $16,000. She also must pay fines and court fees.

• Jacob Alan Felde, 22, of Mecosta, pleaded guilty to assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer and disorderly person-jostling. His sentence for the first charge is delayed for one year, and he must serve one year of probation for the jostling charge. He must pay fines and court fees.

• Jeremy Gerald Pawlowski, 36, of Jonesville, pleaded guilty to delivery of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to four to 20 years in prison. He must pay fines and court fees.

• Mark Wayne Zwerk, 29, of Morley, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering with intent. He was sentenced to nine months in jail and given credit for serving 44 days. Per a plea agreement, a charge of possessing burglar’s tools was dismissed by prosecutors. He also must pay fines and court fees.

• Quinn Michael Arnold, 21, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to interfering with an electronic communication device and domestic violence. Per a plea agreement, a charge of assault to do great bodily harm (less than murder) was dismissed by prosecutors. He was sentenced to five months and 15 days for the first charge and 93 days in jail for the assault charge. He was credited with serving 91 days in jail. He must also serve two years of probation for the first charge. Arnold is not to have contact with the victim. He also must pay fines and court fees.

The following cases were heard this week in Mecosta County’s 49th Circuit Court. All cases may not be reported.

• Jernell Pete Johnson, 56, of Morley, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon. Due to being a habitual offender, Johnson was sentenced to one to seven years in prison. He also must pay fines and court fees.

• Brian Kyle Piasecki, 18, of Bay City, pleaded guilty to using methamphetamine. A charge of possession of methamphetamine was dismissed by prosecutors as part of a plea agreement. Piasecki was sentenced to time served. His license is suspended for one year. He is eligible for license reinstatement after 60 days. He also must pay fines and court fees.

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