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2012-06-21 / Community

Circuit Court

Judge M. Richard Knoblock

Haag jailed for bad check

Tammy Lynn Haag, 45, of Sebewaing, was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with credit for time served, on a charge of writing a no-account check when she appeared in circuit court June 11.

In addition to jail time, Haag was ordered to pay $130 to the crime victims rights fund and $68 state minimum costs. She must also pay $697 restitution to Huron Travel Agency and $72 restitution to Peking City Restaurant.

In addition, Haag must reimburse the county for her court-appointed attorney. Haag was represented by Bad Axe attorney Walt Salens.

Fountaine to be sentenced

Paul Allan Fountaine, 54, of Port Austin, pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender when he was re-arraigned June 11.

As part of his plea agreement with the Huron County Prosecutor's Office, a charge of fourthdegree habitual offender will be dismissed.

Sentencing was scheduled for Aug. 3. Fountaine was represented by Bad Axe attorney Chris Boyle.

Nugent pleads no contest

Kenneth Avery Nugent, 48, of Ruth, pleaded no contest to a charge of attempted child abuse-second degree when he appeared for his re-arraignment June 8.

Four counts of criminal sexual conduct - third degree were dismissed as part of a plea agreement with the Huron County Prosecutor's Office. Also as part of the plea deal, Nugent will not be charged as a habitual offender.

Sentencing was set for Aug. 3. Bond in the case was continued. Nugent was represented by Sebewaing attorney Jill Schmidt.

Mitchell arrested on warrant

Deonte Jerome Mitchell, 22, of Bad Axe, pleaded guilty to violating his probation when he appeared for arraignment June 8.

A probation violation disposition was scheduled for June 18.

Mitchell was picked up on a bench warrant.

He waived his right to an attorney.

Talaski imprisoned

An Elkton man will spend the next three and a half to 30 years in prison after being sentenced June 4 on charges of home invasion-second degree and habitual offender - third degree.

Ricky Peter Talaski, Jr., 36, was also ordered to pay $2,132 restitution, $130 to the crime victims rights fund and $68 state minimum costs.

Talaski was represented by Bad Axe attorney Chris Boyle.

Guigar to face jury

A one-day jury trial has been scheduled for Oct. 10 in the case of a Bad Axe man charged with delivery of a controlled substance.

Aaron James Guigar, 21, appeared in circuit court for a re-arraignment and pretrial hearing June 11.

Bond in the case was continued. Guigar was represented by Bad Axe attorney Jim Woodworth.

Cardinal stands mute

Robert Edward Cardinal, 40, of Hazel Park, stood mute on a charge of failing to pay child support.

A pre-trial was scheduled for June 11.

Cardinal was ordered to pay $1,000 in weekly increments of $100. He was represented by Bad Axe attorney Walt Salens.

Zirkelbach pleads guilty

Karen Lynn Zirkelbach, 37, of Elkton, pleaded guilty to three counts of writing no-account checks when she appeared for arraignment June 4.

One count of writing a no-account check was dismissed as part of a plea agreement with the Huron County Prosecutor's Office. Other terms of the plea agreement include Zirkelbach is to pay full restitution and no further charges will be filed against her. Also, she will not be charged as a habitual offender.

Sentencing was scheduled for July 16. Bond in the case was continued. Zirkelbach was represented by Bad Axe attorney Elizabeth Weisenbach.

Sprague stands mute

Shane Allen Sprague, 31, of Pigeon, will face a two-day jury trial after standing mute to several charges when he appeared for arraignment June 4.

Sprague was charged with breaking and entering with intent, two charges of larceny of a building, more invasion - second degree and larceny - $1,000 to $20,000. He also could be charged as a habitual offender.

A preliminary examination was scheduled for Aug. 15. The trial was scheduled for Sept. 11. Bond in the case was continued. Sprague was represented by Bad Axe attorney Walt Salens.

Tonn pleads guilty

Dustin Richard Tonn, 27, of Sebewaing, pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful use of a motor vehicle when he appeared for arraignment June 4.

Terms of the plea agreement include Tonn is to pay full restitution, and the Huron County Prosecutor's Office will not object to the charge being reduced to a misdemeanor.

Sentencing was scheduled for Aug. 3. Bond in the case was continued. Tonn was represented by Bad Axe attorney Chris Boyle.

Kitchen pleads not guilty to firearms charges

A one-day jury trial was scheduled for Luke Jae Kitchen, who pleaded not guilty to several charges when he appeared for arraignment June 4.

Kitchen is facing charges of unlawful firearms possession, felony firearms, wildlife conservation violation, no certificate of inspection and being a habitual offender - fourth degree.

The trial was scheduled for Sept. 11. Bond in the case was continued. Kitchen was represented by Bad Axe attorney Chris Boyle.

Gonzales pleads no contest

Gary Noland Gonzalez, 42, of Pigeon, pleaded no contest to a charge of attempted assault causing great bodily harm, when he appeared for arraignment May 31.

Charges of assault causing great bodily harm and aggravated domestic violence were dismissed as part of a plea agreement with the Huron County Prosecutor's Office.

Sentencing was scheduled for July 16. Gonzalez was remanded pending sentencing. He was represented by Bad Axe attorney Walt Salens.

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