Schoolcraft County Circuit Court

MANISTIQUE, MI--   A Manistique man serving time in connection with a Doyle Township triple homicide has been sentenced on cocaine delivery charges. 

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says Kenneth Brunke, 47, was given 225 to 360 months in prison Thursday. He had pleaded no contest in March to delivery of cocaine—1,000 or more grams, conspiracy to deliver cocaine—1,000 or more grams, and delivery of a controlled substance—less than 50 grams.

MANISTIQUE, MI--   A Manistique man once suspected of murder in a triple-homicide case has been bound over to circuit court on felony drug charges.

A preliminary hearing for Kenneth Brunke, 46, was held Tuesday on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (narcotic or cocaine)—less than 50 grams and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance (narcotic or cocaine)—450 to 999 grams. 

MANISTIQUE, MI--   A Manistique man charged with attempted murder has been bound over to Schoolcraft County Circuit Court.  

Thomas Becks, Jr., 58, is accused of slitting the throat of a 31-year-old Manistique woman who allegedly refused his sexual advances last summer.  The victim was treated at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital and released.

Becks is charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, assault with a dangerous weapon, criminal sexual conduct with intent to commit penetration, and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.