Mecosta County 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.

• Daniel Roy Hepler, 34, of Reed City, pleaded guilty to domestic violence. He was sentenced to time served. He must pay fines and court fees.

• Megan Lynne Dexter, 28, of Mount Pleasant, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. She was sentenced to 15 days in jail and given credit for serving one day. She also must serve one year of probation. She must complete outpatient treatment. Dexter must complete 48 hours of community service as part of her sentence and pay fines and court fees.

• Travis Richardson Walker, 24, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail and given credit for serving one day. he must serve one year of probation. He must complete outpatient treatment and 48 hours of community service as part of his sentence. Walker also must pay fines and court fees.

• Adam Charles Soper, 25, of Paris, pleaded guilty to attempted interference with an electronic communications device and domestic violence. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail for each offense and given credit for serving four days. He must complete Anger Management and one year of probation. Soper also must complete 80 hours of community service as part of his sentence and pay fines and court fees.

• Philip James Kozminski, 32, of Howard City, pleaded guilty to operating while impaired. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and credited with serving one day. He must complete outpatient treatment and 32 hours of community service as part of his sentence. His jail sentence is suspended pending any violations. Kozminski also must complete one year of probation and pay fines and court fees.

• James Scott Morningstar, 22, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than .17. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and credited with serving two days. He must complete outpatient treatment and one year of probation. Morningstar also must complete 60 hours of community service as part of his sentence. He also must pay fines and court fees.

• Joseph Charles Phillion, 21, of Grand Rapids, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than .17. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and credited with serving one day. He must complete outpatient treatment and one year of probation. Phillion also must complete 72 hours of community service as part of his sentence. He also must pay fines and court fees.

• Tayven Christopher-Bailey Gorham, 21, of Ionia, pleaded guilty to assault or assault and battery. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and credited with serving one day. He must complete Anger Management and two years of probation. He may complete nine days of his jail sentence and the remaining 50 days will be suspended pending any violations. Gorham also must complete 80 hours of community service as part of his sentence and pay fines and court fees.

• Natasha Nicole Peltier, 25, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to assault or assault and battery. She was sentenced to 93 days in jail and given credit for serving 11 days. She must pay fines and court fees.

• Ryan David Leonard, 24, of Reed City, pleaded guilty to malicious destruction of property. He was sentenced to 93 days in jail and credited with serving five days. He must complete Anger Management and one year of probation. Leonard also must complete 32 hours of community service as part of his sentence and pay fines and court fees.

• Dustin James Halladay, 25, of Fremont, pleaded guilty to larceny (less than $200). He was sentenced to three days in jail. He may complete 24 hours of community service in lieu of jail. Halladay also must pay fines and court fees.

• Cody Justin Hollister, 24, of Mecosta, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than .17. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and credited with serving one day. He must complete outpatient treatment and serve one year of probation. Hollister also must complete 72 hours of community service as part of his sentence and pay fines and court fees.

• Robert James Smeaton III, 30, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to operating while impaired. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail and given credit for serving one day. He must complete the Drug Alcohol Traffic Education (DATE) program and 32 hours of community service as part of his sentence. Smeaton also must pay fines and court fees.

• Brett Allen Barry, 18, of Evart, pleaded guilty to using a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and given credit for serving 34 days. He must pay fines and court fees.

• Jordan Campbell Herd, 25, of Hudsonville, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and given credit for serving one day. He must complete treatment with the Crossroads Group and two years of probation. He may complete 90 days of electronic monitoring or 60 days of electronic monitoring and Impact Weekend in lieu of jail time. Herd also must complete 80 hours of community service as part of his sentence and pay fines and court fees.

• Megan Catherine Smith, 24, of Newaygo, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail and given credit for serving one day. She must complete outpatient treatment and six months of probation. Smith also must complete 32 hours of community service as part of her sentence and pay fines and court fees.

• John Nguyen, 25, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and credited with serving two days. The vehicle used in the offense will be immobilized. He may complete 90 days of electronic monitoring or 60 days of electronic monitoring and Impact Weekend in lieu of jail time. He also must complete 80 hours of community service as part of his sentence. Nguyen also must pay fines and court fees.

• Tyler Lane Heath, 24, of Stanwood, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than .17. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and given credit for serving one day. He must complete outpatient treatment and two years of probation. The vehicle used in the offense will be immobilized. He may complete 90 days of electronic monitoring or 60 days of electronic monitoring and Impact Weekend in lieu of jail time. Heath also must complete 80 hours of community service as part of his sentence and pay fines and court fees.

• Jamila Juanda Saunders, 37, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to second-degree retail fraud. She was sentence to one year in jail and given credit for serving one day. She must serve one year of probation and complete 80 hours of community service as part of her sentence. She also must pay fines and court fees.

• Kerrie Ann DeYoung, 57, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than .17. She was sentenced to 20 days in jail and credit with serving two days. She must complete 72 hours of community service as part of her sentence and two years of probation. DeYoung also must complete outpatient treatment and pay fines and court fees.

• Jerome Sterling Jr., 32, of Grand Rapids, pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended or revoked license (second offense). He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and credited with serving 19 days. Sterling also must pay fines and court fees.

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