2014-08-28 / Front Page

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Arizona man enters no contest plea in CSC case

MANISTIQUE – An Arizona man recently extradited back to Michigan to face sexual assault charges entered a plea in 11th Judicial Circuit Court last week.

Keith Swartz, 63, of Laveen, Ariz., plead no contest to one count of criminal sexual conduct, fourth degree, during a hearing held Aug. 21.

His extradition came as a result of an investigation by the Michigan State Police – St. Ignace Post. In February, Swartz was arrested in the Phoenix, Ariz. and was lodged in the Schoolcraft County Jail.

He originally faced two counts of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct, each carrying a maximum penalty of up to two years in prison.

Swartz is set to be sentenced on Oct. 9 at 11 a.m.

Manistique man to be sentenced for drug charge

MANISTIQUE – One of the three Manistique residents arrested in June following an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team investigation entered a plea in court last week.

Shane David Henry, 39, of 140 E. Elk Street, Manistique, pled guilty to possession of analogues in an 11th Judicial Circuit Court hearing on Aug. 21.

He was initially charged with two counts of controlled substance – deliver/manufacture, five to 45 kilograms of marijuana, a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison and/or a fine up to $500,000; and one count of controlled substance – maintaining a drug house, a felony punishable by up to two years in prison.

Henry also faced habitual offender charges.

As part of his plea agreement, Henry will now face only one year and one day to up to two years in prison.

He is scheduled for sentencing on Sept 25.

Henry was arrested along with Addie Jo Bradley, 31; and Jeffrey Clark Durkin, 48, also of 140 E. Elk Street, Manistique.

Hearings for Bradley and Durkin will be scheduled in the near future.

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