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

Robert Todd Bartczak, 32, of 801 N. 19th St., Escanaba, was bound over to circuit court on one count of domestic violence, third offense, a five-year felony with a maximum fine of $5,000. The charge stems from a Jan. 13, 2018 incident in Escanaba. His bond was set at $85,000 cash or surety. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim. He must not have illegal drugs or alcohol and cannot enter bars. He must not possess firearms. He must undergo random drug testing. He must not exhibit any abusive or assaultive behavior.

Kory Leeroy Bruinsma, 31, o 1323 Stephenson ave., lower apt., Escanaba, was bound over to circuit court on the following counts: attempted assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder by strangulation, a five-year felony; interfering with electronic communications, a two-year felony with a maximum fine of $1,000; and domestic violence, a 93-day misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $500. The charges stem from a Feb. 13, 2018 incident in Escanaba. Bond was set at 10 percent of $3,000. Bruinsma was ordered to have no contact with the victim. He cannot have illegal drugs or alcohol. He cannot enter bars and must not possess firearms. He must not exhibit any abusive or assaultive behavior. He must supply the court with an address within 24 hours of being released from jail.

Bobbi Jo Godfrey, 33, of 1422 N. 22nd St., Escanaba, was bound over to circuit court on three counts of controlled substance – possession of analogues (Buprenorphine, Tramadol and Zolpidem), each a two-year felony with a maximum fine of $2,000, and one count of driving on a suspended license, second or subsequent offense, a one-year misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $1,000. The charges stem from a Sept. 10, 2016 incident in Escanaba. Her bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000. Godfrey was ordered to have no illegal drugs or alcohol and is not to enter bars. She must undergo random drug testing. She cannot leave the county without the court’s permission.

In a separate case, Bobbi Jo Godfrey, 33, of 1422 N. 22nd St., Escanaba, was bound over to circuit court on one count of delivery/manufacture Buprenorphine aid and abet, a seven-year felony with a maximum fine of $10,000. The charge stems from a June 21, 2017 incident in Escanaba. Her bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000. Godfrey was ordered to have no illegal drugs or alcohol and is not to enter bars. She must undergo random drug testing. She cannot leave the county without the court’s permission.

Anthony Jordan Bukowski, 18, of 1219 1st Ave. N., Escanaba, was bound over to circuit court on the following charges: one count of controlled substance — possession of the analogue Clonazepam, a two-year felony with a maximum fine of $2,000; one count of possession of marijuana, a one-year misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $2,000; and two counts of breaking and entering a vehicle to steal property less than $200, each a 93-day misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $500 or three times the value of the property stolen, whichever is greater. The charges stem from a Feb. 5, 2018 incident in Escanaba involving a Ford truck and a Dodge Neon. Bukowski posted $250, or 10 percent of a $2,500 bond, and was released from police custody. He was ordered to have no illegal drugs or alcohol and cannot enter bars. He must undergo random drug testing. He must be at his residence from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Bukowski was ordered to have no contact with two females.

John Scott Gierke, 52, Fort Mohave, Ariz., was bound over to circuit court on one count of failing to pay child support, a four-year felony carrying a maximum fine of $2,000. The charge stems from incidents during a time period from July 10, 2012 to Feb. 1, 2017 in Escanaba involving $13,818 in child support arrears. Gierke posted a $1,000 personal recognizance bond and was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

Dates will be set in circuit court for the above individuals to make a plea or schedule a trial.

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