Green preliminary exam postponed due to weather

MANISTEE — The preliminary examination for Manistee man Kristopher William-Philip Green set to take place Tuesday was postponed due to weather.

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GREEN

Green’s court-appointed attorney, Becky Lederer, was unable to make it to the hearing in the Manistee County 85th District Court, according to court officials, causing the preliminary examination to be postponed.

A new date for the preliminary examination has yet to be determined.

During the execution of a search warrant on Dec. 10 for a prostitution investigation at a home on the 200 block of 11th Street in Manistee, items stolen from area businesses and suspected controlled substances were located in the home, a news release from the City Manistee Police Department indicated.

Ultimately, Green, 30, who was present at the home during the execution of the search warrant, was arrested for breaking and entering, and receiving and concealing stolen property.

Breaking and entering is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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SMIT

According to court officials, Green is free on bond.

Melody Diane Smit, 38, of Manistee, Smit was also arrested during the investigation.

She is charged with one count of keeping a house of prostitution — a felony offense punishable by up to five years in prison — and one count of receiving and concealing stolen property, also a felony offense punishable by up to five years in prison.

Smit is also free on bond.

Smit pleaded guilty during an arraignment on Dec. 29 in the district court and was bound over to the Manistee County 19th Circuit Court for arraignment and sentencing.

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Posted by Sean Bradley

Sean is the city and cops and courts reporter for the News Advocate, he also is in charge of the entertainment and Reasons to Celebrate pages. He can be reached at (231) 398-3109 or sbradley@pioneergroup.com.

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