Court reports for April 18

The 77th District Court — Osceola County

REED CITY — These cases were heard in Osceola County’s 77th District Court on the following dates. Not all cases are reported.

March 29: 

  • Daniel Roy Hepler, 27, of Reed City, pleaded guilty to child abuse, leaving a 2-year-old child unattended in a car for more than 30 minutes. He was sentenced to time served and will be on probation for six months. He also must complete parenting classes and 40 hours of community service.

April 9:

  • Bruce Douglas Herring, 43, of Hersey, pleaded guilty to domestic violence. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with three days credit, but given the option to serve 60 days on SCRAM tether instead. He will be on probation for 18 months and must complete anger management classes and an alcohol program at Ten Sixteen.
  • Dustin Lee VanAssche, 30, of Reed City, pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended license. He was sentenced to 93 days in jail with two days credit.
  • Bruce Edward Hubenschmidt, 64, of LeRoy, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm under the influence. He was sentenced to time served, but will be on probation for one year and must complete 24 hours of community service. He also must attend an alcohol highway safety program.
  • Charles James Johnson, 36, of Evart, pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while visibly impaired. He was sentenced to time served, but will be on probation for six months and must complete a drug and alcohol education program.
  • Donnie Vernice Hacksworth Jr., 34, of Reed City, pleaded guilty to drunken driving. He was sentenced to five days in jail with one day credit, but was given the option to complete 32 hours of community service in lieu of jail time. He will be on probation for a year and must complete an outpatient rehabilitation program.

The 49th Circuit Court — Osceola County

REED CITY — The following case was heard this week in Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court. Not all cases are reported.

Kevin Robert Ferguson, 30, of Rodney, pleaded not contest to accosting a child for immoral purposes. A second charge of living in a student safety zone while a registered sex offender was dismissed. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:15 a.m. on May 18.