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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases.

Nichole Brenda LaVance, 34, of 210 S. 9th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count of operating while intoxicated – third and one count of operating-license suspended, revoked, denied – second or subsequent offense notice. She was sentenced to a minimum of one year and 11 months to a maximum of five years in prison and credited for 19 days already served on the first of these counts, and was sentenced to six months in jail and credited for 19 days already served on the second. Sentences are to be served concurrently. LaVance was ordered to pay $748 in fines and costs.

Jason Jerome Couillard Jr., 37, of 605 Dakota Ave., Gladstone, pleaded guilty to larceny – $1,000 or more but less than $20,000. He was sentenced to a minimum of one year and 11 months and a maximum of five years in prison and credited 113 days already served. Couillard was ordered to pay $258 in fines and costs.

Scott Harold Aker, 37, of 5665 J.5 Rd., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to controlled substance – possession/analogues. He was sentenced to 10 months in jail and credited for 104 days already served. Aker’s driver’s license will be suspended for 30 days and restricted for 150 days. Aker was ordered to pay $758 in fines and costs.

Tad James Mattson, 47, of Alpha Omega House, 226 S. Lincoln Road., Escanaba, pleaded no contest to police officer – assaulting/resisting/obstructing. He was sentenced to nine months in jail and credited for 106 days already served. Mattson was ordered to pay $758 in fines and costs.

April Marie Barkle, 40, of 611 East D St., Iron Mountain, pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance – possession (cocaine, heroin or another narcotic) less than 25 grams and one count of controlled substance – possession/analogues. She was sentenced to 11 months jail and credited for 56 days already served for both counts. Barkle’s driver’s license will be suspended 30 days and restricted 150 days. She will be placed on probation for 24 months. Barkle was ordered to pay $1,156 in fines and costs.

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