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Trio of Greenville drug dealers/users locked up

Trio of Greenville drug dealers/users locked up

By Elisabeth Waldon

GREENVILLE — A trio of drug dealers/users are off the streets of Greenville.

Jason Nichols, 25, was convicted by a Montcalm County jury this week of possession of marijuana second offense, maintaining a drug house and being a habitual offender.

The Greenville Department of Public Safety received a silent observer tip about drugs being sold at a house in Greenville. Upon interviewing a suspect at that house, police learned the suspect purchased drugs from Nichols at the Flat River Inn & Suites in Greenville.

Police obtained a search warrant for a room Nichols was renting at the Inn last August. He was not present, but Carrie Ross, 27, and Shane Zoerman...

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Eight larcenies have occurred in Greenville since Saturday

Eight larcenies have occurred in Greenville since Saturday

By Kelli Ameling
From The Daily News


GREENVILLE - Eight larcenies have been reported in Greenville since Friday.

Sam Russell, administrative aide for the Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Michael Stuck, said the cases do not appear to be related.

On Friday, a burglary and from a home on North Webster Street showed no signs of forced entry and the suspects stole prescription drugs. The burglary occurred around 10:10 a.m.

Also, larceny from a car took place on S. Elm at 8:30 a.m. Friday. There was no sign of forced entry and the vehicle was locked. Weapons were stolen.

Police have no suspects in either case.

There was another larceny from a car on East Oak Street at 12:38 p.m. on Saturday...

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Belding man shoots, kills neighbor's dog

Belding man shoots, kills neighbor's dog

By Elisabeth Waldon-Staff Writer
From The Daily News


EASTON TOWNSHIP -  A Belding man shot and killed his neighbor's dog, but likely will not serve any jail time under a plea agreement with the Ionia County Prosecutor's Office.

Walter Rowan, 64, pleaded no contest May 24 to killing or torturing an animal. A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is treated as a guilty plea by the court.

The felony carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison.

Rowan spent one hour in the Ionia County Jail before bonding out. He is scheduled to be sentenced July 19 and likely will be sentenced to time already served, plus fines, costs and possible restitution, according to Chief Trial Attorney Lori Kirkhoff of the Ionia County Prosecutor's Office.

Investigators still searching for airport burglars, pilot 'perturbed'

Investigators still searching for airport burglars, pilot 'perturbed'

By: Brad Klosner-Staff Writer
From: The Daily News


GREENVILLE - Three weeks after a break-in at the Greenville Airport, investigators are still trying to figure who was involved.

"They're still working on it," said Montcalm County Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Mark Bellinger. "It's an active investigation."

In the early morning of May 27, 12 airport hangars and the main terminal were broken into at the airport. An undisclosed amount of cash and an ATV were stolen from the airport.

Pilot Lee Arbo had been storing his ATV in his hangar, which was broken into on the night of the incident. However, three weeks later, he said city officials and law enforcement have "yet to do anything about it."

Greenville man charged with unarmed robbery at Wal-Mart

Greenville man charged with unarmed robbery at Wal-Mart

STANTON - A Greenville man pleaded guilty to a robbery at Wal-Mart, had his plea thrown out of court, then sat through a preliminary examination Tuesday afternoon.

Jeremiah Brown, 28, decided to accept a plea agreement from the Montcalm County Prosecutor's Office just before his hearing began. He is charged with two counts of unarmed robbery and one count of possessing a controlled substance, but pleaded guilty to attempted unarmed robbery in exchange for a possible five-month jail sentence - instead of a 15-year prison sentence.

Brown said he took a camera battery from the Wal-Mart in Greenville the evening of Nov. 22 and was going to steal it, but decided not to when he saw a woman watching him, so he put the battery on the photo counter and walked away. He said a group of Wal-Mart security officers confronted him as he was leaving the store.