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2019-01-09 / Front Page

Suspects Involved in Drive -by Shooting Arraigned

According to the Manistique Pioneer Tribune, several individuals involved in a drive-by shooting that occurred at a residence on Cr 457 November 29, 2018 were arraigned in 93rd District Court December 21.

Dewey Jon-Plumb, 25, of 722 Manistique Avenue, Manistique, was arraigned on one count of home invasion— first degree, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000; one count of larceny by stealing a firearm of another person, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a $2,500 fine; one count of larceny in a building, a felony punishable by up to four years in prison: and one count of carrying or possessing a firearm when committing or attempting to commit felony, a felony charge which carries a mandatory two-year prison term.

Judge Mark E. Luoma set Plumb’s bond at $250,000 cash or surety.

Kayla Mae Beasinger, 19, of 209 John Street, Newberry, was arraigned December 17 on one count of home invasion - second degree, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $3,000: and one count of larceny by stealing a firearm of anther person, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a $2,000 fine.

Judge Luoma set Beasinger’s bond at $100,000 cash or surety. She is scheduled to appear for a preliminary examination January 23 at 11:00 a.m.

Austin Keith Wakefield, 20, of 209 Pearl Street, Manistique, was arraigned December 10 on one count of stolen property, receive or conceal less than $1,000 - 20,000—a felony punishable by up to five years imprisonment and/or a fine of not more than $10,000 or three times the value of the property purchased, received, possessed or concealed, whichever is greater.

Wakefield was scheduled for a preliminary examination January 7.

Cody Lee Strother, 23, of 209 Pearl Street, Manistique, was arraigned on one count of home invasion - second degree, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $3,000; and one count of larceny by stealing a firearm of another person, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a $2,500 fine.

Wakefield was scheduled to appear for a preliminary examination January 7 at 11:30 a.m.

Dana Lee Fagan, 28, of 209 Pearl Street, Manistique, was arraigned December 10 on one count of minor - contributing to neglect or delinquency, a misdemeanor; and one count of assaulting, battering, resisting, obstructing, opposing a person preforming duty, a felony punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $2,000.

Luce County prosecutor Josh Freed is charging Dewey Plumb with three felonies and being a third offense habitual offender. He was arraigned December 6 in 92nd District Court.

Count one: weapons, firearms discharge in or at a building, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in orison, and/or a $10,000 fine and mandatory forfeiture of the weapon or device.

Count two: weapons, firearms, discharge from a vehicle, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or $10,000 fine, along with forfeiture of weapon or device.

Count three: weapons felony firearm. Did carry or have in his possession a firearm: a .40 caliber handgun at the time he committed or attempted to commit a felony firearm—discharge in or at a building and firearms discharge from a vehicle, a felony punishable by two years consecutively, preceding any term of imprisonment imposed for the felony or attempted felony conviction, as well as mandatory forfeiture of weapon or device.

”Most of our stuff here has been kind of secondary to what they’re doing there, as the incarceration will run concurrently (together) and they’re looking at more jail/prison time out of Schoolcraft,” said Freed.

Plumb was convicted of breaking and entering a building with intent and an attempt to assault, resist and obstruct police in Calhoun County, MI in 2010 and 2011.

The Luce County case against Kayla Beasinger is still under review by Prosecutor Freed, but charges are expected.

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