Fatal car accident court case held up due to multiple typos in police affidavit

A Montcalm County judge denied an attorney’s motion to suppress a police officer’s search warrant affidavit which was about a fatal accident on March 7 in Montcalm County, but contained multiple apparent references to an unrelated fatal accident one week prior in Ionia County.

The attorney plans to take the typo-laden affidavit to the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Ionia man gets prison for sex crimes involving children

An Ionia man accused of multiple sex offenses involving children was sentenced to from eight to 25 years in prison Aug. 18 in Ionia County Circuit Court.

David Parvin, 37, appeared in court from the Ionia County Jail via Polycom. Parvin could have faced up to life in prison, but he accepted a plea deal offered by Ionia County Prosecutor Kyle Butler, which Butler offered so the victims would not to have to testify at a jury trial.

Howard City man gets jail for touching teens

A Howard City man was sentenced to jail time for assaulting two teenage girls — which he admitted to, but also continues to deny doing.

Kenneth W. Jones, 40, pleaded guilty July 8 to two misdemeanor charges of aggravated assault. Six counts of second-degree and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct were dismissed in exchange for his plea.

Man pleads guilty to causing I-96 accident which killed three men

A South Lyon man pleaded guilty Tuesday to causing an accident on I-96 near M-66 in Ionia County’s Orange Township, which resulted in the deaths of three men earlier this year.

David Earl Priskorn, 35, was driving eastbound on I-96 around 7 p.m. Feb. 29, where traffic was slow and nearly stopped due to another crash further down the freeway.

Students return to Montcalm Community College with in-person and online learning

After packing the lunches of her three children Tuesday morning, Maricela Pulido knew the first day of school for each of them would be an emotional experience.

With two high schoolers and an elementary school student walking out the door, Pulido had the additional responsibility of making sure each child was also prepared to attend school in Belding with numerous restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as wearing a face mask.

Montcalm County sees increase in unclaimed bodies

Montcalm County is experiencing a disturbing trend due at least in part to the coronavirus pandemic — a 620% increase in the number of unclaimed bodies.

Lisa Kaspriak, the administrator of the Mid-Michigan Medical Examiner Group, provided an annual medical examiner report to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Monday evening. The report encompassed the period of October 2019 to July 2020.

Montcalm County Jail inmate cried, ‘Help me, Mommy, help me, I’m sick’ before dying

Montcalm County and Stanton medical practice sued for woman’s death in 2018

A lawsuit has been filed in federal court against Montcalm County, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, 16 sheriff’s employees, a Stanton doctor and his medical practice and nurse regarding a female inmate who was apparently in excruciating pain for five days before dying while in custody.

Amber Bills, 34, of Big Rapids died in the Montcalm County Jail on Dec. 30, 2018.

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