Sentences

St. Joseph

Fraud

Marjorie Phyllis-Joan Banks, 41, of Evergreen, Berrien Springs, 2 days in jail, credit for 2 days served, $1,458 in fines and costs, $63,567 in restitution and 5 years probation for welfare fraud over $500 between Oct. 1, 2014 and May 31, 2018. Banks provided false information on a redetermination application for welfare, according to court documents.

Tony D.B. Jenkins, 27, of Hazel Crest, Ill., three concurrent terms of 90 days in jail, credit for 71 days served, for three counts of possession of a fraudulent financial transaction device Jan. 30, 2018, in Coloma Township.

Courtney D. Tamplin, 27, of Cleveland Avenue, St. Joseph, 1 day in jail, credit for 1 day served, $1,388 in fines and costs, $11,939 in restitution, 40 hours community service and 3 years probation for attempted false pretenses $1,000 to $20,000 from July 26, 2015, to Sept. 14, 2016, in Berrien County. Tamplin used a false pretense to obtain a person’s signature on a forged document, according to court records.

Drunken driving

Vadim Siniavskij, 40, of Darien, Ill., 270 days in jail, credit for 94 days served, and $125 in costs for operating while intoxicated, second offense, Dec. 1, 2018, in Watervliet Township.

Todd E. Helms, 49, of Super Drive, Sawyer, 18 months to 5 years in prison, credit for 48 days served, and $198 in costs for operating while intoxicated, third offense, May 7 in Weesaw Township.

Child support

Jaymon T. Weatherspoon Sr., 31, of Ogden Avenue, Benton Harbor, 40 days in jail, credit for 40 days served, $1,548 in fines and costs, $27,158 in restitution and 5 years probation for attempted failure to pay child support from Feb. 4, 2013, to the present in St. Joseph.

James H. Witherspoon Jr., 46, of South Fifth Street, Niles, 14 months to 4 years in prison, credit for 113 days served, $690 in costs and $22,543 in restitution for failure to pay child support between Sept. 1, 2015, and Sept. 21, 2017, in St. Joseph, and a probation violation.

Home invasion

Phillip A. Washington, 36, of Madison Street, Benton Harbor, 14 months to 5 years in prison and $198 in costs for third-degree home invasion Dec. 1, 2018, in Benton Township.

Larceny

Robert M. Harper, 30, of Chicago, 15 days in jail, $625 in fines and costs and $300 in restitution for larceny between $200 and $1,000 Dec. 14, 2018, at Casey’s General Store in Watervliet; and a concurrent term of 2 days in jail, credit for 2 days served, for contempt of court, a bond violation.

Amy D. Mason, 43, of 30th Avenue, Covert, 2 days in jail, credit for 2 days served, $978 in fines and costs and 18 months probation for attempted larceny in a building, a coat, credit cards and cash from a customer at Goodwill Dec. 29, 2018, in Benton Township.

Resisting/obstructing police

Ernest E. Sesson, 55, of Agard Street, Benton Harbor, 120 days in jail, credit for 49 days served, for assaulting/resisting and obstructing Benton Township Police Officer Nicholas Cooper April 30 in Benton Township; and a concurrent term of 120 days for possession of narcotics, less than 25 grams cocaine, second offense, Dec. 8, 2018.

Adrianna R. Gonzales, 16, of Deans Hill Road, Berrien Springs, 39 days in jail, credit for 39 days served, $938 in fines and costs, 90 days on tether and 2 years probation for assaulting or obstructing Evelyn Bledsoe, a court officer, March 23 in Berrien Township.

Other

Ryan D. Post, 33, of East Karen Court, Stevensville, 150 days in jail, credit for 48 days served, $1,778 in fines and costs and 18 months probation for receiving and concealing stolen property valued between $1,000 and $20,000, go-karts and a generator from a barn in Benton Township March 29.

Niles

Joshua G. Gillette, 39, of Chicago Road, Niles, 49 days in jail, credit for 49 days served, $838 in fines and costs, 2 years probation and driver’s license suspended for 1 year, restricted after 60 days, for use of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, second offense, April 23 in Niles.

Clarence D. Hurmon, 28, of North Ninth Street, Niles, 23 months to 10 years in prison, credit for 148 days served, and $258 in costs for larceny from the person Jan. 16 in Niles. After calling in a Chinese food order for delivery, Hurmon pointed a gun at the delivery person and robbed him of money, a phone, keys and the food he was delivering, according to court records.