Preliminary exam continued due to lack of lab work

Photo courtesy of the Ogemaw County Sheriff Department
Ian Lawrence Marshick, 29, of Prescott had his preliminary exam postponed to 9:30 a.m. March 11 due to a lack of laboratory results on a blood screening. He is on trial due to charges stemming from a fatal car crash at the corner of M-55 and Sage Lake Road Feb. 5.

WEST BRANCH — A continuance of a preliminary exam was issued in the trial of a 29-year-old Prescott man accused of one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death, and an alternative charge of reckless driving causing death, in a Feb. 5 accident that resulted in the death of a 50-year-old Hale woman.

The Ogemaw County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office asked for the continuance to March 11 at 9:30 a.m. because the toxicology screening report on Ian Marshick had not yet returned from the laboratory. 

According to the Ogemaw County Sheriff Department, Marshick was reportedly traveling northbound on Sage Lake Road around 4:40 p.m. Feb. 5 when the Ford F150 he was allegedly driving struck a vehicle driven by Tamra Edgerton.

Edgerton was reportedly transported to West Branch Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Marshick is also being charged as a fourth-degree habitual offender, which would increase the penalty from a 15-year felony to a life sentence. 

A habitual offender charge means Marshick has been convicted of felonies in the past, not necessarily similar charges to the ones he faces now.

Marshick has been released on a $300,000 bond and a special condition that he surrender his driver’s license.


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