Morley man arrested on sexual assault charges

A second suspect was arrested in connection to the sexual assault of a minor between the ages of 13-15 years old in Deerfield Township back in July. Mecosta County Sheriff's Detective Casey Nemeth says 20-year old Richard Chesney of Morley was arrested by the White Lake Township Police Department in Oakland County after being advised of his felony CSC warrant and 2 others warrants. Chesney was arraigned in the 77th District Court on one count of Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Probation Violation and failure to appear in court. He remains in Jail on $52,000 bond.

Riverdale man charged with police standoff in Mecosta Co.

A 39-year old man was charged in connection to a police standoff in Mecosta County back in August. Deputies say Brandon Clements of Riverdale was charged Tuesday with one count of felony assault/resisting/obstruction of a police officer during the standoff at a home in Deerfield Township on August 13th.

Mecosta Co. man accused of sexually assaulting minor

A 20-year old man Mecosta man faces 15-years in prison after being charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct of a victim between the ages of 13 and 15-years old. Dylan Cody Bean was arraigned on a third degree criminal sexual conduct charge connected to an incident back in July in Deerfield Township. His bond was set at $20,000.

Lake man pleads guilty on Mecosta County larceny

A Lake man has pleaded guilty Wednesday to the larceny of a log splitter back in September. Detective Casey Nemeth of the Mecosta Co. Sheriff's Office says the log splitter was taken from Mann's Small Engine in the Village of Mecosta. 36-year old Howard Albert Cyphert II was arrested on a larceny warrant, police recovered the stolen log splitter. Cyphert is out of jail on bond

Big Rapids man accused of sexual assault of a minor

An 18-year old Big Rapids man is behind bars accused of sexual assault of a minor. Jason Giese was arrested Wednesday on a 4 count CSC 3rd Degree warrant that charges he had sexual intercourse multiple times with a 15-year old female from Big Rapids. Giese remains in custody in the Mecosta County Jail with a $1,000,000 bond.  His next court appearance is scheduled for a Preliminary exam on 11/25/14 at 9 a.m . 

Mecosta Co. Sheriff offers tips for driving in snowy weather conditions

With an influx of auto accidents due to weather conditions as of late, the Mecosta Co. Sheriff is offering residents tips to make their commute safer and easier. Sheriff Todd Purcell says when heading out to your destination make sure you have an emergency roadside kit available, cellphone charger, flashlight, first aid kit and glow stick. The sheriff says make sure you slow down when driving in snowy weather conditions like the ones we're experiencing right now. Another tip, motorists should always clean off their car to ensure maximum visibility before heading out to their destination

Rollover accident sends two people to hospital in Mecosta Co.

The first snow of the season led to a rollover accident in Mecosta County this morning. Deputies say it happened on Northbound US-131 near Meceola Rd. when a car driven by a 50-year old Brighton man lost control due to the icy conditions and overturned multiple times. He and one of his two passengers a 71-year old woman from Redford were taken to Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital for their injuries.

Morley man arraigned on embezzlement charges

A 22-year old Morley man was arraigned on embezzlement charges after being accused of embezzling between $1,000 and $2,000 from a Stanwood business. According to court documents, the alleged crime took place  from August to September when Joshua Gordon Smith, was an employee of the Copper Top Convenience Store. Smith faces five years in jail if convicted on the charges.

2014 Election results in Mecosta Co.

43% of voters in Mecosta County cast their ballot during Tuesday's election. Here are your election results from last night

Our Brothers Keeper to hold "Surviving the Night" Fundraiser

Big Rapids homeless shelter “Our Brothers Keeper” will be holding a fundraiser starting tonight called “Surviving the Night” where volunteers will be sleeping in sleeping bags on benches throughout Pocket Park. Sue Roshack of the shelter says they are hoping to give people more of a visual picture as to how many homeless are in our community spend their nights. The non profit shelter is looking for monetary donations so they can continue to provide a warm safe nurturing home for those in need. The Fundraiser starts at 6pm and lasts until 6am Saturday morning.


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