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Sunday, April 16, 2006


Swanson, Black sentenced to jail for larceny of snowmobile
By Rick Charmoli, Cadillac News
CADILLAC - Two men have 120 days to think about their part of a larceny.Jason Arthur Swanson, 29, of Wellston and Timothy Joseph Black, 45, of Ypsilanti were sentenced to 120 days in jail Wednesday in 84th District Court after they pleaded guilty to larceny of $200 or more but less than $1,000.Swanson pleaded guilty on April 4 to the charge for his connection with incidents on or about March 12 while Black pleaded guilty on March 22 to the charge for his connection with incidents on or about March 12. Black's wife Elayne Marie, 43, had similar charges against her dropped.Although both Swanson and Black were sentenced, one person connected with the case is still awaiting an outcome.
Richard Henry Wicklund is charged with one count of larceny - $1,000 or more but less than $20,000; weapons - firearms - possession under the influence; police officer - fleeing - fourth degree - vehicle code; weapons - felony firearm; assault with a dangerous weapon (felonious assault); driving reckless; and weapons - pistols - carrying concealed while under the influence.The 29-year-old stood mute to the charges Monday in 28th Circuit Court (April 10) all stemming from his alleged connection with incidents occurring on or about March 12 in Cadillac.At about 2 a.m. on March 12, a report of a snowmobile stolen from a front yard of a residence in the city of Cadillac was dispatched by Wexford County along with the description of the suspect's vehicle. Officers from the Cadillac Michigan State Police, Wexford County Sheriff's Department and Cadillac Police converged on the area.A MSP car found the suspect and attempted to stop the vehicle. When the suspect refused to stop a high-speed chase ensued. The chase lasted approximately two hours and went through three counties and involved several police agencies.The pursuit ended on a snowmobile trail after the suspects turned north on 7 Mile Road from M-55 and got stuck. Three of the four suspects were apprehended nearby after a foot chase. As trackers from the Cadillac Police Department and Wexford County Sheriff's Department continued the search for the fourth suspect, he turned himself into the MSP in Cadillac.The pursuit began at 2 a.m. and finally stopped at 3:24 a.m. with the fourth suspect in custody by approximately 10 a.m. March 12. The snowmobile was recovered undamaged.rcharmoli@cadillacnews.com 775-NEWS (6397)

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