CSC defendant gets plea deal

ESCANABA — A Gladstone teen was bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in a criminal sexual conduct case that occurred at the end of summer in 2018. In Delta County Circuit Court, the teen later agreed to a plea deal.

Tanner James-Arthur Cannon, 17, of 2722 S. Hill Rd., Gladstone, had been bound over on one count of criminal sexual conduct – first degree (accomplices). The charge stems from an alleged incident in August 2018 in Masonville Township. Cannon’s bond was set at $150,000 cash/surety.

His pre-trial occurred on Nov. 13, where his bond was modified to 10 percent of $25,000. Cannon posted his $2,500 bond.

Cannon’s charges were amended to one count of criminal sexual conduct – first degree (accomplices) and one count criminal sexual conduct – third degree (multiple variables), a 15-year felony.

He took a plea deal offered by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office on Dec. 6. Cannon pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual conduct – third degree (multiple variables). In exchange for the plea, the prosecution dismissed the one count of criminal sexual conduct – first degree (accomplices).

In exchange for the plea, Cannon agreed to appear, cooperate and testify truthfully in all hearings, preliminary exams, trials, and proceedings, in which the prosecution requests his testimony, relating to or arising from, but not limited to the cases against the two other Gladstone teens and the one Rapid River teen.

Also included in the plea bargain was the prosecution would not object to the court assigning Cannon to Holmes Youth Trainee Act (HYTA) status, which Cannon is requesting. The HYTA is a way for young adults to keep criminal convictions off their public record. The prosecution also would not object to allowing Cannon to not have to register as a sex offender under the Michigan’s Romeo and Juliet law.

Cannon won’t be sentenced until after the agreement has been fulfilled, meaning not until after he testifies in the other cases.

The other cases Cannon agreed to testify in involve James Michael Greenlund, 18, of Rapid River, Hunter Grizz Gallagher, 18, of Gladstone, and Dylan Michael-Patrick McDonough, 18, of Gladstone.

Greenlund was bound over on the amended charges of criminal sexual conduct – first degree (during felony) and criminal sexual conduct – third degree (underage victim). The charges stem from an incident that occurred in August 2018 in Masonville Township.

Gallagher was recently arraigned in circuit court in two separate cases. He was arraigned on the charges of criminal sexual conduct – first degree (during felony) and criminal sexual conduct – third degree (person 13-15). These charges stem from an incident that occurred on or about August 2018 in Masonville Township. He was also arraigned on the charges of criminal sexual conduct – first degree (accomplices) and criminal sexual conduct – second degree. Charges that stem from an incident that occurred on or around June 13, 2017.

McDonough was bound over on one count of criminal sexual conduct – first degree (accomplices), a charge that stems from an incident that occurred on or around June 13, 2017.

McDonough posted a $125,000 cash/surety bond. Gallagher and Greenlund are still lodged in Alger County Jail on $600,000 cash/surety bonds.

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