What We Do:
The Prosecuting Attorney is an elected official with a four-year term of office, as provided by the Michigan constitution. Elections occur at the time of the Presidential election, on the partisan ballot. The Prosecuting Attorney is independent of the Michigan Attorney General. The Prosecuting Attorney’s office is responsible for a wide array of legal functions in our county, some of which include:
- chief law enforcement official in the County
- reviews, authorizes and prosecutes violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of Michigan (and County ordinances) committed inside the County
- authorizes and prosecutes felony & misdemeanor juvenile delinquency offenses
- represents the County in criminal matters before the District & Circuit Courts; juvenile delinquency, parental neglect and miscellaneous probate matters in the Circuit Court/Family Division and the Probate Court, and appeals in the Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court
- advises the Family Independence Agency on child abuse and neglect
petitions, and actions to terminate parental rights
attends contested mental health commitment hearings
- represents and advises the County Board of Commissioners and other
County departments on legal matters
presides at a monthly concealed Weapon Permit Board, unless he or she appoints a certified firearms instructor to replace the Prosecuting Attorney
- files and prosecutes actions to establish paternity
- files actions to establish a family support order
National Crime Victims Rights Week April 22 - 28, 2012
Recognition Ceremony and Fundraiser
- Where: Isabella County Building, 200 N. Main Street, Mt. Pleasant
- When: April 26, 2013; 11:45 a.m. Fundraiser to commence at Noon
- Why: To recognize the courage of our crime victims, their families, and raise funds for survivors of domestic violence
National Crime Victims Rights Week Video
The ceremony will take place at the Crime Victims Memorial and feature speakers and a local school choir. Immediately following will be our 4th annual fundraiser luncheon on the south lawn of the County Building. Lunch will include our world famous grilled hot dogs, pizza and other treats.
Donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to local domestic violence programs.
View additional video resources regarding National Crime Victims Rights Week.
Sponsored by the Isabella County Prosecutor’s Office, Women’s Aid Service, and the Crime Victims Services Commission
Media Release March 27, 2013
John Douglas White, age 55, pled guilty today in the Isabella County Trial Court to Second Degree Murder, and as a Habitual Third offender, for the killing of Rebekah Gay, age 24.
Ms. Gay was killed at her home on Coldwater Road in the early morning hours of October 31, 2012.
Second Degree Murder is a felony offense punishable by life or any term of years, the maximum amount of years to be set by the court.
The plea agreement includes a stipulated sentence requiring White's minimum sentence to be no less than 45.8 years in prison and allows the court the discretion to impose more than 45.8 years on the minimum.
Michigan passed a Truth in Sentencing law in 1998 that eliminated good time credit and requires offenders to serve the entire minimum sentence in prison prior to be considered for parole.
White will be sentenced on April 18,2013 at 2:00 p.m. by Chief Judge Paul H. Chamberlain.
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