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South Bend TribuneNILES — The last of five Niles teenagers accused of what some have called “sextortion’’ received a probation sentence today in Berrien County Trial Court in Niles. Although Judge Scott Schofield and Berrien Assistant Prosecutor...
Tags: Judges, Justice System, Trials, Prosecution, Punishment
NILES – Parnell Martin, one of five Niles High School students accused in a Facebook sex extortion case, was sentenced Monday to a minimum of 4 years but no more than 15 years in prison. Both Trey Nichols and Parnell Martin pleaded guilty....
Tags: Judges, Trials, Justice System, Prosecution, Lawyers
WSBT-TV ReporterEDWARDSBURG – More than two dozen teenagers from St. Joseph County could face criminal charges for underage drinking in Cass County after police busted an underage drinking party at Eagle Lake Yacht Club over the weekend. Police say the 30 kids...
Tags: Health, Trials, Crimes, Laws, Health and Safety at School
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterCASSPOLIS -- Superman? No problem. But Super Drunk? That's a different matter entirely. This week in Cass County 4th District Court, a Dowagiac resident, Peter Edwards Jr., 46, attempted to prove at trial he wasn't guilty of Michigan's relatively new...
WSBT-TV ReporterST. JOSEPH COUNTY – A Plymouth man is in jail after he led police on a wild chase that started in South Bend and ended in Mishawaka. South Bend Police said 27-year-old Duane Longacre was wanted in Marshall County for two stolen cars and a handgun....
Eugene Sims Jr., the man who was shot after South Bend police say he threatened them with a rifle on Monday, has been charged with five counts relating to that incident. A spokesperson for the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office also says the...
Tags: Trials, Crimes, Shootings, Prosecution, Punishment
South Bend TribuneA twice-convicted child molester is headed back to prison again after he received a 3-year prison sentence for molesting a 6-year-old boy. Ray Stewart, of Mishawaka, was arrested in August after the boy told his mother about Steward touching the boy&...
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South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND -- A National Guardsman who was released from jail in November after being declared not responsible for his crime by reason of insanity has been arrested again, this time for allegedly driving drunk. Archie Whitest Jr.'s vehicle allegedly...
Tags: Health, Trials, Substance Abuse, Iraq, Depression
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say a man who escaped a state prison in San Diego in a fire truck on New Year's Day has been captured. The Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility said 51-year-old Thomas Kelley was taken into custody Tuesday morning...
Tags: Fires, Disasters and Accidents, New Year's Day, Fires, Prisons
South Bend TribuneCASSOPOLIS — A Dowagiac man with a drinking problem and a penchant for assaulting people at parties has one last opportunity to avoid prison. On Friday in Cass County Circuit Court, Judge Michael Dodge handed Scott Barney, 27, a one-year jail...
Tags: Judges, Health, Justice System, Substance Abuse, Crimes
LAPORTE -- Twenty-four-year-old Brent Krueger, in admitting Friday to the shotgun slaying of a man in LaPorte, said heroin was behind the killing. Krueger agreed to a 45-year prison sentence for felony murder and an extra five years in prison for Class C...
Tags: Murder, Crimes, Heroin, Crimes, Crime, Law and Justice
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Court documents show that a Michigan man charged with killing a retired state police detective and his wife was on work release for a job that didn't exist at the time of the slayings. Christopher Perrien, 38, told Eaton...
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