2017-12-14 / News

Jacobb St. Andrew Is Sentenced

St. Ignace’s 11th Circuit Court was in session Friday, December 8, with a pair of long sentences handed out.

Jacobb St. Andrew of St. Ignace was sentenced to serve a minimum of 66 years and a maximum of 100 years in prison for second-degree homicide.

Mr. St. Andrew was arrested in relation to the death of his grandmother, Barbara Trainor-Hoyt, at her St. Ignace home March 25. He has been jailed since his arrest on the day of the murder. Mr. St. Andrew initially faced a first-degree premeditated murder charge before pleading guilty to the second-degree charge during an October 6 pretrial hearing. The defense has the option to withdraw Mr. St. Andrew’s guilty plea and appeal his sentence within the next 42 days from the day of the sentencing.

If it chooses to do so, the case will go to a trial.

Andrew Loehr of Curtis was sentenced to serve 43 months to 180 months in prison for causing a death while driving under the influence. Mr. Loehr’s imprisonment is in relation to a May 23 motorcycle crash in Portage Township that claimed the life of Curtis resident Stephanie Maynard. Mr. Loehr and Ms. Maynard were riding a motorcycle together when they collided with another vehicle that was turning left onto a driveway. The impact threw Ms. Maynard from the motorcycle and she died at the scene. Mr. Loehr pled guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated in the 11th Circuit Court on September 8. The charge of causing death while driving under the influence is a 15-year felony.

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