Monday, February 23, 2009

Councilman Jason Simmons - Sentenced - Owosso

Also See:

Councilman Jason Simmons charged with domestic violence [Feb. 09, 2009]



 








Owosso council member gets probation for domestic assault
Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 12:00 am
By NATHAN BRUTTELL Argus-Press Staff Writer
The Argus-Press
http://www.argus-press.com/news_local/article_11c8366a-357c-5e85-9973-a155ffe08c96.html

CORUNNA - An Owosso City Council member was sentenced Tuesday to six months probation after he pleaded guilty to domestic assault charges in 66th District Court.

Jason Simmons, 32, was sentenced in front of Judge Ward L. Clarkson to $500 in fines and court costs and was ordered to take anger control classes.





Monday, February 9, 2009

Magistrate J Michael James - Sentenced - Van Buren County



On February 09, 2009, Magistrate J Michael James [South Haven District Court] pled guilty to impaired driving. The Magistrate had been arrested on December 05, 2008 on the drunk driving charge [during a domestic violence investigation regarding injuries his wife received during 'a fall'].

Also See:
Magistrate J. Michael James - DUI - Van Buren County

     


Ex-magistrate pleads guilty to impaired driving
Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 12:28 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 12:31 AM
By Paula M. Davis
Kalamazoo Gazette
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2009/02/exmagistrate_pleads_guilty_to.html

ALLEGAN -- A former Van Buren County magistrate who retired after his arrest for drunken driving pleaded guilty Monday to driving while impaired.

J. Michael James, 61, of Bloomingdale Township, was originally charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated but pleaded to the lesser charge of impaired driving. Both violations are misdemeanors.

James was sentenced to three to six months of probation.

As part of his sentence, Allegan District Judge Joseph Skocelas ordered James to submit to random alcohol testing and substance-abuse assessment. James also is expected to pay $815 in fines, court costs and other fees, a court official said.

Police arrested James Dec. 5 after he followed an ambulance carrying his wife to Allegan General Hospital. Police were called to the hospital on reports that James was being disorderly in the waiting room.

James' wife was treated at the hospital for severe trauma to the head and upper torso area, according to a police report. James told an officer that she was injured in a fall, the report said.

Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz has been appointed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the injuries to James' wife.

Paul Hamre, chief judge of the Van Buren County Circuit Court, suspended James with pay after his arrest in December. James then retired, effective Monday.













Ex-magistrate pleads guilty to impaired driving

Mickey Ciokajlo
MLive
February 10, 2009, 12:28AM
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2009/02/exmagistrate_pleads_guilty_to.html

ALLEGAN -- A former Van Buren County magistrate who retired after his arrest for drunken driving pleaded guilty Monday to driving while impaired.

J. Michael James, 61, of Bloomingdale Township, was originally charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated but pleaded to the lesser charge of impaired driving. Both violations are misdemeanors.

James was sentenced to three to six months of probation.

As part of his sentence, Allegan District Judge Joseph Skocelas ordered James to submit to random alcohol testing and substance-abuse assessment. James also is expected to pay $815 in fines, court costs and other fees, a court official said.

Police arrested James Dec. 5 after he followed an ambulance carrying his wife to Allegan General Hospital. Police were called to the hospital on reports that James was being disorderly in the waiting room.

James' wife was treated at the hospital for severe trauma to the head and upper torso area, according to a police report. James told an officer that she was injured in a fall, the report said.

Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz has been appointed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the injuries to James' wife.

Paul Hamre, chief judge of the Van Buren County Circuit Court, suspended James with pay after his arrest in December. James then retired, effective Monday.


                   









Former magistrate pleads guilty
James gets six months probation and $815 fine for Dec. 5 driving while impaired arrest
Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 12:00 am
Updated: 8:16 pm, Tue Nov 15, 2011.
ANDREW LERSTEN
H-P South Haven Bureau The Herald-Palladium
http://www.heraldpalladium.com/localnews/former-magistrate-pleads-guilty/article_1ed35edc-ff86-5593-a67d-09bbc6f53fb7.html

SOUTH HAVEN - Former Van Buren County magistrate J. Michael James pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge in an Allegan County drinking and driving case.

James, 61, had been charged with driving while intoxicated Dec. 5 in the city of Allegan. He pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of driving while impaired, Allegan District Court officials said.

James had been on paid administrative leave from his magistrate's job since his arrest, but late last month announced his resignation, which was effective Monday. He had been the District Court magistrate at the South Haven courthouse for 20 years.

He was sentenced to three to six months of probation and ordered to pay a fine of $815. He was ordered to have substance abuse counseling and refrain from alcohol. He will also have to participate in a victim impact panel through the courts.

James told Allegan police he had been drinking the night of Dec. 5 before he drove to Allegan General Hospital, where he was arrested. His wife had been taken to the hospital by ambulance that night with severe trauma injuries, and he followed in his car, police said.

The Jameses live near Gobles, about 6 miles from the hospital.

Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the hospital visit to see if domestic assault charges may be warranted against James.

Allegan police said James' wife claimed she had fallen at home, causing her injuries, but officers said they weren't sure if her injuries were consistent with a fall.

Fitz was assigned the case after Van Buren County Prosecutor Juris Kaps recused himself. Fitz said he may make a decision on his review later this week.

Councilman Jason Simmons - Owosso City Council


Embattled Owosso councilman resigns

Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 12:00 am
http://www.argus-press.com/news_local_top/image_6459f740-0247-5f57-bc4d-6385ab79db4e.html

Owosso Mayor Mike Bruff reads a letter of resignation from Councilman Jason Simmons. Simmons, who was absent from the meeting, resigned from the council position following two incidents involving the police earlier this year.








Councilman Jason Simmons resigns post
Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 12:00 am
By The Argus-Press
http://www.argus-press.com/news_local/article_7f4728dd-de73-5328-92b7-ccccff606440.html

OWOSSO - Owosso Councilman Jason Simmons has resigned his position with the Council.

Simmons provided the Council with a letter of resignation Monday, which the Council accepted at its meeting.







Police respond to incident with councilman
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:00 am
By MICHAEL PETERSON Argus-Press Staff Writer
http://www.argus-press.com/news_local/article_3bc9db1e-f9e2-54d8-a78b-1bdae3dd4a91.html


OWOSSO - An Owosso council member allegedly threatened to harm himself and others during a recent incident at Memorial Healthcare, but police say they will not seek charges because he lacked the "ability" to carry out the threats.

Council member Jason Simmons, a technician at Memorial, allegedly made threatening statements April 8 in front of a fellow employee.









Owosso councilman pleads guilty to domestic violence charge
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 12:00 am
http://www.argus-press.com/news_local/article_58abfabf-3d1b-59b4-8445-c789c29395a1.html

OWOSSO - City Council member Jason Simmons pleaded guilty to charges of domestic violence in 66th District Court Monday.

Simmons, 31, was set for a pre-trial hearing in front of Judge Ward L. Clarkson after pleading not guilty Feb. 10. However, Simmons changed his plea to guilty Monday.









Owosso councilman arraigned for domestic assault
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2009 12:00 am
http://www.argus-press.com/news_local/image_0d295cca-6640-5ff9-a984-889c8492592b.html






OWOSSO - An Owosso City Council member was arraigned in 66th District Court on charges of domestic assault Tuesday.

Councilman Jason Simmons, 31, was arraigned in front of Judge Ward L. Clarkson. He pleaded not guilty and was released on $500 bond. A pre-trial hearing is set for Feb. 23 in front of Judge Clarkson.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Deputy Jeremy Brickey Richardson - Clare SD






Clare County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy Brickey Richardson: Arrested February 05, 2009 for violation of bond conditions from February 04, 2009 domestic violence arrest.


ALSO SEE:
DEPUTY JEREMY BRICKLY RICHARDSON: ARRESTED FOR MISDEMENAOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE [FEBRUARY 04, 2009]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2009/02/deputy-jeremy-brickey-robinson-clare.html










Former Clare deputy not guilty of domestic violence
By LaNia Coleman
MLive
June 25, 2009, 4:48PM
http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2009/06/former_clare_deputy_not_guilty.html

MOUNT PLEASANT -- An Isabella County jury has delivered a not-guilty verdict the trial of a former Clare County sheriff's deputy accused of domestic violence.

Jeremy B. Richardson had worked for the sheriff for about eight months when, Feb. 4, he was accused of assaulting his wife at their Nottawa Township home, records show.

The 31-year-old was relieved of his duties after Isabella County prosecutors authorized misdemeanor domestic violence charges against him, records show.











Former Clare deputy found innocent on assault charge
Published: Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:37 PM EDT
The Morning Sun
By SUSAN FIELD
Clare Managing Editor
http://www.themorningsun.com/articles/2009/06/25/news/srv0000005679663.txt

A former Clare County Sheriff's deputy was acquitted of a domestic violence charge Wednesday after a two-day trial.

A jury in Isabella County Trial Judge Mark Duthie's courtroom found Jeremy Brickey Richardson, 31, innocent of assaulting his wife, Ashley Richardson, in February.

Jurors deliberated for about an hour before delivering the verdict.

Richardson's attorney, Dan O'Neil, argued self defense and said he was pleased with the verdict.

"He may still have a career in law enforcement," O'Neil said.

Senior Assistant Prosecutor Stuart Black, who tried the case, said he is disappointed with the verdict and that jurors paid close attention during the trial, and "we accept their decision."

Richardson lost his job at the sheriff's department, where he worked for about eight months, after being arrested Feb. 4 for allegedly assaulting his wife.

He ended up back in the Isabella County Jail two days later, for allegedly violating a bond condition, Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said at the time of Richardson's second arrest on Feb. 6.

Richardson was alleged to have assaulted his wife Feb. 4.

Deputies were called to his home in the 2000 block of West Beal City Road in Nottawa Township at 7:48 p.m. Feb. 4.

When officers arrived, they noted that Richardson's wife had left the home after the alleged assault in the couples' bedroom.

She called for help from her parents' home.

After the initial arrest, Richardson posted bond and was released from jail but was arrested again after deputies were called back to the home Feb. 5.

Richardson broke a bond condition by returning to the home.

He had been ordered to stay away from his wife, the sheriff said at the time of the second arrest.

Domestic violence is a 93-day misdemeanor.










Ex-Clare County Sheriff’s Deputy jailed twice
The Clare Sentinel
By Cindy Cranmer on Feb 9, 2009
http://www.clarecountyonline.com/?p=1035

MOUNT PLEASANT – A former Clare County Sheriff’s deputy was released from jail Friday making that his second release from jail within a few days.

Jeremy Brickey Richardson, 31, originally was arrested at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 in connection with a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, said Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski. He posted $300, which was the 10 percent needed for bail on the $3,000 cash or surety bond for what could be a 93-day misdemeanor.

Mioduszewski said Richardson was arraigned Thursday on the DV charge. One of the conditions set as part of his bond was that he was not to return to his residence.

However, Richardson was reported to have returned to the home in the 2000 block of West Beal City Road in Nottawa Township later that day.

Isabella deputies then arrested him at 4:16 p.m. Thursday after being called to the home for the bond violation, he said. Richardson was arraigned on the bond violation charge Friday and posted the additional $400 needed for the 10 percent cash or surety bond of $7,500.

“There was an assault that appeared to have occurred,” Mioduszewski said of the first incident. Richardson is alleged to have assaulted his wife after a “heated argument” when he returned to his residence after work on Wednesday, Feb. 4, Mioduszewski said.

Richardson’s wife did not have serious injuries that required medical attention, but it did appear she was assaulted, he said. She left the marital residence after the alleged assault calling the sheriff’s department for help from her parent’s home.

Sheriff’s deputies were then dispatched to the West Beal City Road residence where Richardson was arrested after an investigation into the incident, Mioduszewski said.

He was then transported to the Isabella County Jail.

Mioduszewski said there was no altercation or argument when Richardson returned to the residence on Thursday. He said it was his understanding that Richardson’s wife was not there, but Richardson was in violation of the bond terms as he was not to go near his wife or the marital residence.

Mioduszewski said he is aware that Richardson was terminated from the Clare County Sheriff’s Department and it was his understanding that it related to the charges, but referred questions to the Clare County Sheriff’s Department.

A sergeant from the Clare County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Richardson was no longer an employee of the department. Further questions were referred to Clare County Sheriff John Wilson, who was not available for comment over the weekend.

Mioduszewski was unaware of the preliminary exam date on the charges.

The Isabella County Prosecutor’s Office staff also was not available for comment on the charges.










Former Clare deputy arrested
Man jailed twice in two days
Saturday, February 7, 2009 6:01 AM EST
By SUSAN FIELD - Clare Managing Editor
The Morning Sun
http://www.themorningsun.com/articles/2009/02/07/news/srv0000004653560.txt

A former Clare County sheriff's deputy was in the Isabella County Jail Friday - the second time he spent time behind bars in two days.

Jeremy Brickey Richardson, 31, was arrested Thursday for violating a bond condition.

On Wednesday night he was arrested for domestic violence, Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said.

Richardson apparently was fired from his job at the Clare County Sheriff's Department after the first arrest on Wednesday.

Richardson is alleged to have assaulted his wife Wednesday, Mioduszewski said.

Deputies were called to the home in the 2000 block of West Beal City Road in Nottawa Township at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday.

Richardson's wife had left the residence after the alleged assault in the couple's bedroom, calling for help from her parents' home, Mioduszewski said.

"They had gotten into a pretty heated argument prior to the (alleged) assault," Mioduszewski said. "She had no serious injuries; nothing that required medical attention."

After deputies went to the home and interviewed Richardson, they arrested him for domestic violence, a 93-day misdemeanor, Mioduszewski said.

Richardson posted bond and was released from jail, but was arrested again after deputies were called back to the home at 4:16 p.m. Thursday, the sheriff said.

Richardson broke a bond violation by returning to the home; he had been ordered not to go near his wife, Mioduszewski said.





Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Deputy Jeremy Brickly Richardson - Clare SD

DEPUTY JEREMY BRICKEY RICHARDSON: CLARE COUNTY SD.




Deputy Jeremy Brickly Richardson: Arrested for domestic violence.







ALSO SEE:
DEPUTY RICHARDSON ARRESTED FOR VIOLATION OF BOND CONDITIONS [FEBRUARY 05, 2009]




Former Clare deputy not guilty of domestic violence
By LaNia Coleman
MLive
June 25, 2009, 4:48PM
http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2009/06/former_clare_deputy_not_guilty.html

MOUNT PLEASANT -- An Isabella County jury has delivered a not-guilty verdict the trial of a former Clare County sheriff's deputy accused of domestic violence.

Jeremy B. Richardson had worked for the sheriff for about eight months when, Feb. 4, he was accused of assaulting his wife at their Nottawa Township home, records show.

The 31-year-old was relieved of his duties after Isabella County prosecutors authorized misdemeanor domestic violence charges against him, records show.










Former Clare deputy found innocent on assault charge
Published: Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:37 PM EDT
The Morning Sun
By SUSAN FIELD
Clare Managing Editor
http://www.themorningsun.com/articles/2009/06/25/news/srv0000005679663.txt

A former Clare County Sheriff's deputy was acquitted of a domestic violence charge Wednesday after a two-day trial.

A jury in Isabella County Trial Judge Mark Duthie's courtroom found Jeremy Brickey Richardson, 31, innocent of assaulting his wife, Ashley Richardson, in February.

Jurors deliberated for about an hour before delivering the verdict.

Richardson's attorney, Dan O'Neil, argued self defense and said he was pleased with the verdict.

"He may still have a career in law enforcement," O'Neil said.

Senior Assistant Prosecutor Stuart Black, who tried the case, said he is disappointed with the verdict and that jurors paid close attention during the trial, and "we accept their decision."

Richardson lost his job at the sheriff's department, where he worked for about eight months, after being arrested Feb. 4 for allegedly assaulting his wife.

He ended up back in the Isabella County Jail two days later, for allegedly violating a bond condition, Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said at the time of Richardson's second arrest on Feb. 6.

Richardson was alleged to have assaulted his wife Feb. 4.

Deputies were called to his home in the 2000 block of West Beal City Road in Nottawa Township at 7:48 p.m. Feb. 4.

When officers arrived, they noted that Richardson's wife had left the home after the alleged assault in the couples' bedroom.

She called for help from her parents' home.

After the initial arrest, Richardson posted bond and was released from jail but was arrested again after deputies were called back to the home Feb. 5.

Richardson broke a bond condition by returning to the home.

He had been ordered to stay away from his wife, the sheriff said at the time of the second arrest.

Domestic violence is a 93-day misdemeanor.











Ex-Clare County Sheriff’s Deputy jailed twice
The Clare Sentinel
By Cindy Cranmer on Feb 9, 2009
http://www.clarecountyonline.com/?p=1035

MOUNT PLEASANT – A former Clare County Sheriff’s deputy was released from jail Friday making that his second release from jail within a few days.

Jeremy Brickey Richardson, 31, originally was arrested at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 in connection with a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, said Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski. He posted $300, which was the 10 percent needed for bail on the $3,000 cash or surety bond for what could be a 93-day misdemeanor.

Mioduszewski said Richardson was arraigned Thursday on the DV charge. One of the conditions set as part of his bond was that he was not to return to his residence.

However, Richardson was reported to have returned to the home in the 2000 block of West Beal City Road in Nottawa Township later that day.

Isabella deputies then arrested him at 4:16 p.m. Thursday after being called to the home for the bond violation, he said. Richardson was arraigned on the bond violation charge Friday and posted the additional $400 needed for the 10 percent cash or surety bond of $7,500.

“There was an assault that appeared to have occurred,” Mioduszewski said of the first incident. Richardson is alleged to have assaulted his wife after a “heated argument” when he returned to his residence after work on Wednesday, Feb. 4, Mioduszewski said.

Richardson’s wife did not have serious injuries that required medical attention, but it did appear she was assaulted, he said. She left the marital residence after the alleged assault calling the sheriff’s department for help from her parent’s home.

Sheriff’s deputies were then dispatched to the West Beal City Road residence where Richardson was arrested after an investigation into the incident, Mioduszewski said.

He was then transported to the Isabella County Jail.

Mioduszewski said there was no altercation or argument when Richardson returned to the residence on Thursday. He said it was his understanding that Richardson’s wife was not there, but Richardson was in violation of the bond terms as he was not to go near his wife or the marital residence.

Mioduszewski said he is aware that Richardson was terminated from the Clare County Sheriff’s Department and it was his understanding that it related to the charges, but referred questions to the Clare County Sheriff’s Department.

A sergeant from the Clare County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Richardson was no longer an employee of the department. Further questions were referred to Clare County Sheriff John Wilson, who was not available for comment over the weekend.

Mioduszewski was unaware of the preliminary exam date on the charges.

The Isabella County Prosecutor’s Office staff also was not available for comment on the charges.









Former Clare deputy arrested
Man jailed twice in two days
Saturday, February 7, 2009 6:01 AM EST
By SUSAN FIELD
Clare Managing Editor
The Morning Sun
http://www.themorningsun.com/articles/2009/02/07/news/srv0000004653560.txt

A former Clare County sheriff's deputy was in the Isabella County Jail Friday - the second time he spent time behind bars in two days.

Jeremy Brickey Richardson, 31, was arrested Thursday for violating a bond condition.

On Wednesday night he was arrested for domestic violence, Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said.

Richardson apparently was fired from his job at the Clare County Sheriff's Department after the first arrest on Wednesday.

Richardson is alleged to have assaulted his wife Wednesday, Mioduszewski said.

Deputies were called to the home in the 2000 block of West Beal City Road in Nottawa Township at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday.

Richardson's wife had left the residence after the alleged assault in the couple's bedroom, calling for help from her parents' home, Mioduszewski said.

"They had gotten into a pretty heated argument prior to the (alleged) assault," Mioduszewski said. "She had no serious injuries; nothing that required medical attention."

After deputies went to the home and interviewed Richardson, they arrested him for domestic violence, a 93-day misdemeanor, Mioduszewski said.

Richardson posted bond and was released from jail, but was arrested again after deputies were called back to the home at 4:16 p.m. Thursday, the sheriff said.

Richardson broke a bond violation by returning to the home; he had been ordered not to go near his wife, Mioduszewski said.






Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence