“I’m here to tell you, the court and the probation department I’m sorry for my actions,” he said. “I’ve let you down again and again.” His lawyer, Matt Antkoviak, sought one more chance on Swift and Sure probation for his client. “I’d ask the court to consider that as an alternative to prison,” Antkoviak said. Allegan County prosecutor Roberts Kengis recommended prison. “It’s clear he didn’t want to cooperate with the court and should be sent to prison,” Kengis said.
“You wrote a letter to Judge (Michael) Dodge in 2016 to ask for the Swift & Sure program and said you had serious goals,” [Judge] Herman said. “He gave you a chance and it sounds like you threw all your goals to the wind to have a little fun.”