UNDATED (WHTC) - A 16-year-old boy and a 53-year-old woman are among those on West Michigan court dockets as this week ends.
A pre-preliminary hearing is slated this afternoon in Holland District Court for Victor Donaldson, the teen accused of stabbing 18-year-old Japaris Rodgers to death on Holland’s North Side a week ago. The teen is being charged as an adult in what prosecutors say was a gang-related incident in which Rodgers was attacked while walking with a group along Riley Street near 132nd Avenue.
A Tallmadge Township woman pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges in Kent County Circuit Court yesterday. Kathy Lyn Elenbaas admitted taking over 158 thousand dollars from a Grand Rapids dental office that she had been working at for seven years before the co-owner spotted the losses in March. In an agreement with prosecutors, Elenbaas will be paying full restitution and receive probation or be imprisoned for 20 years.