WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (WOOD/AP) — A man who hit a pedestrian northwest of White Cloud last year has entered into a plea deal.
Steven Wemple, 36, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to an amended count of failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death, a five-year felony, and being a third-time habitual offender.
A plea agreement calls for a minimum sentence of at least 30 months in prison.
Sentencing guidelines call for a minimum of between 12 and 36 months and a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison due to the habitual offender charge.
The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office says Wemple struck and killed 61-year-old Steven Jones as he walked in Merrill Township on Sept. 24, 2014.
Kent County prosecutors were investigating Jones in the July 9 death of Jeff Dykehouse, a 51-year-old Grand Rapids photographer. Authorities say Jones struck Dykehouse’s bike from behind.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 29.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.