‘Day to day business’ continues at Ingham County prosecutor’s office in wake of chief’s arrest

By Laina Stebbins, Holly Osmer and Brendan Wilner
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporters

Charges against Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III were announced at a March 14 press conference, and aftershocks continue to resonate throughout the community. Still, the official word at the prosecutor’s office is that it’s business as usual. “Our office does not have any comment on the charges against Mr. Dunnings,” said Chief Assistant Prosecutor Lisa McCormick in an email. “The day to day business of the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office continues to be performed by the attorneys and staff.” McCormick has assumed Dunnings’ duties in his absence.

Two men go to trial in Bay City asbestos case

By ERIC FREEDMAN
Capital News Service
LANSING — A jury trial is scheduled to begin April 29 on asbestos-related criminal charges stemming from the conversion of a former church into a Bay City charter school. Roy Bradley Sr. and Gerald Essex are accused of violating the Clean Air Act by failing to properly handle, remove and dispose of material containing asbestos on the Bay City Academy project. The charter school has more than 500 students from kindergarten through 9th grade at the former church and two other buildings. Bradley, who owned Lasting Impressions, the contractor business doing the remodeling, was in charge of the project. Essex was the foreman supervising demolition and renovation activity at the site between August 2010 and September 2011, according to court documents.