Terry Myr is a mechanic specializing in the repair of exotic foreign cars and high-end luxury vehicles. He was recently arrested on the grounds that he hasn’t filed his taxes in years. Now he owes the federal government a substantial sum of money.
According to the Justice Department, Myr, who is a resident of Smith’s Creek, was indicted by a grand jury in Detroit and subsequently charged with tax evasion. He was also charged with failure to file tax returns for 2000 through 2003. Continue reading
Christopher Allen Scott, a 58-year-old Grand Rapids man was arrested recently for threatening people at a bar. But, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department who conducted the arrest, this isn’t the first time Scott has acted out his frustrations in a public setting. In fact, he apparently has quite a history of disruptive behavior in downtown Grand Rapids. Continue reading
23-year-old Bradley Watkins and 41-year-old Jessica Wright, both residents of Coldwater, are charged with having a substantial amount of heroin in their possession, which they apparently intended to sell.
Michigan State Police Trooper Matt Hart claims that he had pulled Watkins over on a traffic violation back in March in Union Township. At the time, Watkins attempted to give the officer a false name, but was caught and arrested for resisting an officer in his duty. Continue reading
The National Governors Association has chosen four states to explore changes to the juvenile justice system. These states are Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The purpose is to improve outcomes for children while increasing community safety in the process. Continue reading
24-year-old Donnie Everett (who is in no way connected to the well-known baseball star from Clarksville, Tennessee) was arraigned on Monday morning in the 36th District Court in Detroit. He is facing a host of felony charges, including murder charges, for a shooting that injured three people and killed a little girl. Continue reading
Since 9/11, the federal government has recruited state and local police to look for suspicious individuals and drugs on America’s highways to stop funding for terrorism.
Much to the chagrin of drivers, the resulting traffic stops from all this vigilance also yield a great deal of cash. This is seized by aggressive police, although many of these people are never even charged with any sort of crime. This practice is known as civil forfeiture. Continue reading
Flint District Judge William Crawford has determined that there is sufficient evidence to bind Curtis Douglas Lee II over for trial because he caused a fatal accident that resulted in the death of a civilian and the injury of a Michigan State Trooper. Continue reading
Joshua Lucas Runnels, the 21-year-old resident of Baldwin who police say killed one friend and injured another as a result of a drunken and reckless driving accident, appeared in the Kent County District Court on Wednesday, October 1st. Continue reading
Stephanie Terpening, the band director for St Ignace High School, is facing criminal charges for allegedly growing and selling marijuana, along with other drug related charges.
Not many details have been released about the events that led to Terpening’s arrest. Media sources were told that police pulled a man over on several felony warrants, and the circumstances of his arrest led police to Terpening. Continue reading
24-year-old Christopher J. Obermiller and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Tara L. Schupback have both been sentenced to serve jail time for smuggling heroin into the Bay County Jail.
The pair accepted plea deals back in August, when Obermiller pleaded guilty to conspiracy to furnish contraband to a prisoner, which is a felony, and Schupback pleaded guilty to furnishing contraband to a prisoner and possession with intent to deliver heroin less than 50 grams. Continue reading