Cases sent to higher court

ESCANABA – The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases.

David Emmanuel Johnson, 34, of 1219 2nd Ave. N., Escanaba, was bound over on one count of assaulting/resisting/obstructing an Escanaba Public Safety officer, a two-year felony with a maximum fine of $2,000. Johnson was also bound over on one count of driving on a suspended license, a 93-day misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $500. The charges stem from incidents on July 26, 2015 in Escanaba. Bond was set at 10 percent of $7,500.

Britney LeAnn Jones, 24, of 330 S. 8th St., No. B2, Escanaba, was bound over on one count of assault of a prison employee, a Delta County Sheriff’s deputy. The felony carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $2,500. The charge stems from a July 29, 2015 incident in Escanaba. Bond was set at 10 percent of $40,000.

Abbie Nicolle Chapman, 24, Marquette, was bound over on the following three controlled substance counts: possession of less than 25 grams of a mixture containing cocaine, a four-year felony with a maximum fine of $25,000; possession of less than 25 grams of a mixture containing Hydrocodone, a four-year felony with a maximum fine of $25,000; and possession of marijuana, a one-year misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $2,000. Chapman was also bound over on one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, a 93-day misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $500. The charges stem from incidents on Sept. 17, 2015 in Escanaba. Chapman posted $1,500, or 10 percent of a $15,000 bond.

Dustin Richard Giesel, 28, of 10514 N. Main St., Rapid River, was bound over on one count of sex offender failure to comply with the registration act, a four-year felony with a maximum fine of $2,000. The charge stems from a July 29, 2015 incident in Masonville Township. Giesel posted $1,000, or 10 percent of a $10,000 bond.

Travis John Anderson, 29, of 2010 15th Ave. N., No. 7, Escanaba, was bound over on one count of controlled substance – possession of less than 25 grams of a mixture containing Hydrocodone, a four-year felony with a maximum fine of $25,000, and one count of assaulting/resisting/obstructing causing injury to an Escanaba Public Safety officer, a four-year felony with a maximum fine of $5,000. The charges stem from incidents on Sept. 23, 2015 in Escanaba. Cash bond was set at $50,000.

Leah Marie Vertz, 24, of 5881 NN Road, Garden, was bound over on the following four controlled substance counts: possession of less than 25 grams of a mixture containing Hydromorphone, a four-year felony with a maximum fine of $25,000; possession of less than 25 grams of a mixture containing Morphone, a four-year felony with a maximum fine of $25,000; possession of less than 25 grams of a mixture containing Oxycontin, a four-year felony with a maximum fine of $25,000; and possession of the analogue Clonazepam, a two-year felony with a maximum fine of $2,000. Vertz was also bound over on one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, a 93-day misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $500, and one count of operating a motor vehicle without a drivers license on her person, a 90-day misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $100. The charges stem from incidents on Sept. 21, 2015 in Garden Township. Bond was set at 10 percent of $75,000.

Joshua Thomas Lark, 38, of 3343 U.S. 2 & 41, Escanaba, was bound over on one count of sex offender failure to comply with the registration act, third or subsequent offense, a 10-year felony with a maximum fine of $10,000. The charge stems from an Aug. 6, 2015 incident in Escanaba. Lark posted $500, or 10 percent of a $5,000 bond.

George Alan Novak Jr., 47, of 1018 2nd Ave. S., Escanaba, was bound over on one count of sex offender failure to comply with the registration act, third or subsequent offense, a 10-year felony with a maximum fine of $10,000. The charge stems from an August 2015 incident in Escanaba. Novak posted a $500 personal recognizance bond.

Stacy Arthur London, 27, of 2515 S. 21st St., Escanaba, was bound over on two sex offender counts: failure to comply with the registration act, third or subsequent offense, a 10-year felony with a maximum fine of $10,000; and failure to comply with the registration act to change employer, a four-year felony with a maximum fine of $2,000. The charges stem from incidents on Sept. 18, 2015, in Escanaba. London posted $1,500, or 10 percent of a $15,000 bond.