2017-03-16 / Community

Circuit Court • Judge Gerald M. Prill

Trial set for Ubly man

Jasson Glenn Sharrard, 25, of Ubly, was scheduled for a one-day jury trial on May 23 after he stood mute Monday to a charge of second degree home invasion.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

Sharrard was represented by Bad Axe attorney Andrew Lockard.

Rockefeller to pay restitution

A 46-year-old Bad Axe man accepted a plea agreement that will reduce a felony charge to a misdemeanor when he appeared Monday for arraignment.

Brian Lee Rockefeller agreed to plead guilty to attempting to write a non-sufficient funds check between the amount of $500 and $2,000, punishable by up to a year in jail. The agreement will be revoked if Rockefeller fails to pay full restitution by his sentencing date, which was set for May 8.

Bond in the case was continued. Rockefeller was represented by Bad Axe attorney Andrew Lockard.

Heckroth stands mute

Scott Alan Heckroth, 48, of Caro, stood mute to a charge of larceny from a building and to being a third-offense habitual offender when he appeared for arraignment Monday.

A one-day jury trial was set for June 6.

Heckroth is serving a 28-month to 15 year prison sentence for 2013 convictions of larceny, identity theft, police officer assault and cocaine possession.

He was represented by Bad Axe attorney Andrew Lockard.

Ruth jailed for larceny

A 31-year-old Pigeon man was ordered to serve 45 days in jail for larceny from a building when he appeared for sentencing Monday.

Kevin Michael Ruth also was sentenced to 18 months probation, during which he must complete 20 hours of community service. Terms include no drugs, no associations with criminals and no assaultive behavior. Additionally, he may not have contact with his victim.

Ruth was ordered to pay $131 in restitution and $438 in fines and costs. He also must reimburse the county for the cost of his court-appointed attorney, Elizabeth Weisenbach.

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