Mecosta County’s 77th District Court report

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

• Crystal Joy Gridley, 24, of Morley, pleaded guilty to third-degree retail fraud. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail and given credit for serving one. She also was sentenced to complete 40 hours of community service. Gridley also must complete one year of probation. Her jail sentence is suspended pending any probation violations. She also must pay fines and court fees.

• Christopher James Ralph, 22, of Greenville, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced 10 days in jail and credited with serving one day. He must complete one year of probation and the CHOICES Program. Ralph may complete 72 hours of community service in lieu of jail. He also must pay fines and court fees.

• Craig Timothy Sutton, 33, of Evart, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail and given credit for serving one day. He also must complete 40 hours of community service. Sutton must also complete one year of probation. His license also will be suspended for 60 days and he can apply for a restricted license for 305 days. He also must pay fines and court fees.

• David James Torok, 46, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle without security. He was sentenced to five days in jail. He may complete 60 hours of community service in lieu of jail. Torok also must pay fines and court fees.

• Michael James Miller, 56, of Sears, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle without security and unlawful use of a license plate. He was sentenced to five days in jail for each charge. Miller may complete 40 hours of community service in lieu of jail. He also must pay fines and court fees.

• Bryan Thomas Brooks III, 22, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to attempted escape from lawful custody. He was sentenced to time served and also must pay fines and court fees.

• Melissa Kristine Page, 30, of Howard City, pleaded guilty to operating while impaired. She was sentenced to eight days in jail and given credit for serving one day. She must complete outpatient treatment and six months of probation. Page may complete 56 hours of community service in lieu of jail. She also must pay fines and court fees.

• Theresa Anne King, 39, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail and given credit for serving one day. She must complete one year of probation and outpatient treatment. The vehicle used will be immobilized. King may elect to serve 90 days on a SCRAM tether or 60 days on a SCRAM tether and Impact Weekend in lieu of jail. She also must pay fines and court fees.

• Samantha Elizabeth Miller, 21, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. She was sentenced to eight days in jail and given credit for serving one day. She must complete one year of probation and the CHOICES program. Miller may complete 56 hours of community service in lieu of jail. She also must pay fines and court fees.

• Russell Dwaine Tirban, 33, of Barryton, pleaded guilty to using a narcotic. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and given credit for serving 58 days. He must complete two years of probation and 80 hours of community service. His license is to be suspended for 60 days and restricted for 305 days. Tirban also must pay fines and court fees.

• Jason Anthony Thomas, 43, of Reed City, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and given credit for serving three days. He was authorized for work release. He must complete two years of probation and the Prime 4 Life program. Thomas may elect to serve 90 days of electronic monitoring or 60 days of electronic monitoring and Impact Weekend in lieu of jail. He must complete 80 hours of community service. Thomas also must pay fines and court fees.

• Ashley Taylor Wheeler-Denton, 20, of Sand Lake, pleaded guilty to trespassing. She was sentenced to time served. She also must pay fines and court fees.

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Posted by Brandon Fountain

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