SOUTH BEND –Mandy Mitchell, 35, Raymond, and Jeffrey Lynn Hunter, 52, Grayland were arraigned in Pacific County Superior Court Friday on several charges. The two were arrested last week after allegedly trying to rob items from the property belonging to Rob Friese in Lebam.
Mitchell was charged with Residential Burglary with Aggravating Factor, Possession of Heroin and Possession of Methamphetamine. Mitchell pleaded not guilty. Bail is currently set at $100,000 for Mitchell and $250,000 for Hunter. They are both still in the county jail.
Hunter is charged with Residential Burglary with Aggravating Factor and Possession of Methamphetamine
Angela Michelle Williams, 47, faced her arraignment Friday while being charged with 3 counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine with School Bus Stop Sentence Enhancement, one count of Possession of Methamphetamine, one count of Possession of Oxycodine, one count of Possession of Xanax and one count of Possession/Use of Drug Paraphernalia. She's still in the slammer on $35,000 bail.
Michael Thomas Thompson, 72, South Bend, was in court Thursday for his first appearance. According to Weston, the probable cause statement implicates Thompson on three counts of delivery of methamphetamine and possessing 30 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver. Thompson was arrested by South Bend Police March 24 for 4 counts of possession of amphetamine/methamphetamine, carrying a false insurance ID card, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thompson is in jail with bail set at $75 grand.
In court Friday was Ronald Smith for sentencing for possession of stolen property. There was a trial two weeks ago with a jury verdict of guilty for possessing Dale Jerles’ stolen trailer. Smith has a standard sentencing range of 2-to-5 months.
The State moved to dismiss charges against Kyle Baxter Friday. Baxter is currently charged with an assault in the second degree and domestic violence. “We’ve been unable to contact the victim, Morgan Baxter, or the witnesses,” Weston said. “Without their participation, I could not prove the case at trial.
“We are also moving to dismiss a malicious mischief charge against David Fuller,” Pacific County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Eric Weston told the Herald. “The case against Mr. Fuller was based on his confession to Raymond Police Chief Chuck Spoor, after Chief Spoor asked Mr. Fuller about texts he had sent and received at the time of the alleged crime. Chief Spoor got these texts during a search warrant looking for evidence relating to the stolen trailer in Mr. Smith’s case. Subsequent to that confession, the state supreme court ruled that police need a search warrant to ‘seize’ text messages. So, what was a legal search last fall is not now. The police report that an unidentified citizen confronted Mr. Fuller as he was allegedly using a gas-powered chop saw to try to remove a CenturyLink cable on the Seaport Lumber side of the railroad tracks September 23, 2013. If we could find that citizen and he or she could identify Mr. Fuller as the person destroying the cable, we may have a case again.”
Miranda Tiekamp, Raymond, 18, was in court again – this time on her first appearance Thursday getting arraigned for trafficking stolen property and theft in the first degree have until Monday to file charges; at this time I do not have file charges against her. You can check with me on Monday regarding the decision the prosecutor decides to make on charges. Tiekamp was earlier released pending trial on a burglary charge. Tiekamp is residing in jail with bail set at $50,000. Weston said the bail is “relatively high because she is alleged to have committed theft and trafficking of stolen property while awaiting trial on a burglary.”
In other scheduled Friday arraignments, Jacob Lockard was scheduled for an arraignment for a count of malicious mischief 2 for allegedly damaging filing cabinets at the Green Hill Detention Facility.
Arthur Mickens was also scheduled for arraignment on a charge that he possessed methamphetamine while in the Pacific County Jail last July.
Omar Moreno-Perez is scheduled for an arraignment on a charge of escape from community custody last year.
Lisa Neiman was scheduled to enter a plea and be sentenced for possession of heroin.