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2012-03-01 / Community

Circuit Court

Judge M. Richard Knoblock

BA man pleads guilty to drug charge

Bradley T. Farlow, 18, of Bad Axe pleaded guilty to a charge of delivering or manufacturing a controlled substance when he appeared for arraignment Feb. 21.

As a condition of his plea deal, Farlow agreed to pay full restitution.

In exchange for his plea deal, the Huron County Prosecutor's Office agreed to file no further charges and to take no stance on Farlow's eligibility for the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act.

Sentencing was set for Apr. 9.

Bond in the case was continued.

Farlow was represented by Shelby Township attorney Jeffrey Wojnecka.

Owendale man jailed for home invasion

Derek Axle Bucholtz, 21, of Owendale, was sentenced to 365 days in jail with credit for 208 days already served when he appeared for sentencing Feb. 21.

Bucholtz was also sentenced to 24 months probation.

He must pay $130 to the crime victim's rights fund, $68 in state minimum costs, $550 restitution and $10 per month probation oversight fee. He also must reimburse the county for his court-appointed attorney.

He is eligible to participate in the sheriff's work program.

Bucholtz was ordered to undergo substance abuse treatment. He must refrain from entering bars and from using drugs and alcohol, and he must submit to drug and alcohol testing.

He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim in the case or his co-defendants.

Bucholtz was represented by Sebewaing attorney Jill Schmidt.

Bad Axe man takes plea on drug charge

Eric W. McCarthy, 21, of Bad Axe, pleaded guilty to a charge of delivering or manufacturing of a controlled substance - marijuana when he appeared for arraignment Feb. 21.

A second charge of delivering or manufacturing of a controlled substance - marijuana was dismissed.

As a condition of his plea deal, McCarthy agreed to pay full restitution.

In exchange for his plea deal, the Huron County Prosecutor's Office agreed to file no further charges and to take no stance on McCarthy's eligibility for the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act.

Sentencing was set for Apr. 16.

Bond in the case was continued.

McCarthy was represented by Bad Axe attorney Walt Salens.

Caseville man pleads guilty to forgery

Kevin C. Stormzand, 28, of Caseville, pleaded guilty to a charge of forgery when he appeared for arraignment Feb. 21.

A second identical forgery charge was dismissed.

As part of his plea agreement, Stormzand is to pay full restitution and no further charges will be filed against him.

Sentencing was scheduled for Apr. 16.

Bond in the case was continued.

Stormzand was represented by Bad Axe attorney Jim Woodworth.

BA woman pleads guilty to interfering with electronic communication

Ellen Faye Rothfuss, 45, of Bad Axe, pleaded guilty to criminal interference with electronic communications when she appeared for re-arraignment Feb. 21.

According to Michigan Compiled Law, the crime of interfering with electronic communications occurs when someone violates a law designed to prohibit damaging, destroying, or preventing access to telecommunications, including computers, internet and telephones. The law is intended to prevent interference with reporting domestic violence and other crimes.

In exchange for Rothfuss' plea agreement with the Huron County Prosecutor's Office, a charge of assault and battery was dismissed.

As a term of the plea agreement, she agreed to pay full restitution.

Sentencing was set for Apr. 16, 2012.

Bond in the case was continued.

Rothfuss was represented by Bad Axe attorney Andrew Lockard.

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