Zolton Michael Nagy III and Perry Dean Wiggins were sentenced in Circuit Court Monday by Judge Roy Mienk.
Nagy was charged last March for possession of drugs and shooting at a passing train, was sentenced to prison time by Judge Roy Mienk, despite a recommendation that he serve time in jail.
He was charged with Weapons Discharge from Vehicle and two counts of Assault with a Dangerous and with Possession of Methamphetamine and Controlled Substance Possession/Analogues. The Defendant had been caught shooting at a passing train in Surrey Township and when he was arrested he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and Diazapam.
Nagy entered a no contest plea on April 9 to Possession of Methamphetamine, Weapons – Discharge from a Motor Vehicle, and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon; with the remaining counts being dismissed.
At his sentencing, the recommendation was for one-year in jail. At the Prosecution’s request, Judge Mienk deviated from that recommendation and sentenced the defendant to prison including 1 year with credit for 61 days served; and 23 months to 4 years with credit for 61 days served, both sentences to run concurrently.
He also will pay $640.00 Restitution to Great Lakes Central Railroad, $136 in state costs,$130 Crime Victim Rights Fee and $1600 in fines, costs, and court appointed attorney fees.
Wiggins was arrested and charged in November, 2011 with Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine, 2nd or subsequent offense and as a habitual offender 4th offense.
On February 2, the Defendant entered a no contest plea to the charge, with the habitual offender 4th offense dismissed. (The habitual offender notice was dismissed because the law prevents us from sentencing as a 2nd or subsequent offender and habitual offender
Judge Mienk sentenced Wiggins to prison for 4 years 3 months to 40 years with credit for 1 day served. He will pay fines and costs including: $350 to BAYANET, $68 State Costs, $130 Crime Victim Rights fee and $1500 fines, costs, and court appointed attorney fees.