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New Ionia County assistant prosecutor sworn in

The Ionia County Prosecutor’s Office officially welcomed its newest assistant prosecutor with a swearing-in by District Court Judge Raymond Voet on Thursday afternoon.

Caitlin McBride, 27, of Grand Ledge, started in her new role on Feb. 7. She replaces Barbara Tsaturova who previously worked as an assistant prosecutor for just four months in 2017 before resigning to take a job with Spectrum Health, then returned as an assistant prosecutor in March 2019.

Ionia County board restores on-call pay for assistant prosecutors

Assistant prosecuting attorneys in Ionia County who are on-call nights and weekends will see their paychecks restored.

The Ionia County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 10 voted unanimously to reinstate prosecutors’ on-call pay.

Ionia prosecutor hoping to appeal Saranac speeding case to the Supreme Court

The Ionia County prosecutor is hoping to appeal a Saranac speeding case to the U.S. Supreme Court after the conviction was overturned by the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Anthony Michael Owen of Saranac was stopped by an Ionia County Sheriff’s deputy in September 2015 for allegedly speeding on Parsonage Road in Saranac while driving at 43 mph, which, according to court documents, the deputy believed to be a 25 mph zone. The deputy required Owen to perform a series of field sobriety tests and gave him a preliminary breath test, which Owen allegedly failed, and the deputy placed him under arrest.