Location Information

Wexford Prosecuting Attorney

437 E. Division Street
Cadillac, MI 49601


231-779-9108 FAX

Court Staff

Prosecuting Attorney:
Corey J. Wiggins

Chief Asst. Prosecuting Attorney:
Johanna Carey

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney:
Kirsten Kelly

Office Manager, Witness/Victim Coordinator:
Cathy Wright

Victim Advocate:
Shawna Shelton

Child Support Specialist:
Steven Schryer



Cadillac-Wexford  Airport Authority
Length of term: 2 years

Raymond Hill (expires 12/31/20)
Bill King (expires 12/31/21)
Bill Paul (expires 12/31/21)
David Mackey (expires 12/31/20)

Joeseph Barron-City Appointee (expires 10/15/20)
Karl Holder-City Appointee (expires 8/21/21)
Fred Osborn-City Appointee (expires 2/22/21)

Cadillac-Wexford Public Library Board
Length of term: 5 years

Sandra Bengelink (expires 12/31/22)
Lee Jones (expires 12/31/24)
Linda Kimbel (expires 12/31/23)
Vicki Long (expires 12/31/20)
Brian Valice (expires 12/31/21)

Cadillac-Wexford Transit Authority
Length of term: 2 years

Larry Copley (expires 12/31/20)
Rosanne Denny (expires 12/31/21)
Mark Howie (expires 12/31/20)
Eleanor Sosenko (expires 12/31/21)

Michael Hayes-City Appointee (expires 6/5/20)

Construction Board of Appeals
Length of term: 3 years

Paul Keller (expires 10/31/22)
Scott Kleinsorge (expires 10/31/20)
Stephen Perry (expires 10/31/22)
Mark Richardson (expires 10/31/21)
Randy Williams (expires 10/31/21)

Department of Health & Human Services
Length of term: 3 years

Bob Colvin (expires 12/31/22)
Roger Hopkins (expires 12/31/20)

Yvonne Hebert-State Appointee (expires 2021)

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Services Board
Length of term: 3 years

Rosanne Denny (expires 3/31/20)
Ben Townsend (expires 3/31/21)

Networks Northwest-Workforce Development Board
Length of term: 3 years

Ken Bollman (expires 12/31/22)
Leslie Nowlin (expires 12/31/21)

Wexford County Road Commission
Length of term: 6 years

Harold Falan (expires 12/31/24)
Lorne Haase (expires 12/31/20)
Harry Hagstrom (expires 12/31/22)
Dean Jurik (expires 12/31/25)
Jim Leggett (expires 12/31/21)

Veterans' Services Committee
Length of term: 4 years

Jack Baughan (expires 12/31/21)
Susan Marcum (expires 12/31/23)
Joe Porterfield (expires 12/31/22)
Gary Taylor (expires 12/31/20)

Wexford Missaukee Community Corrections Advisory Board
Length of term: 2 years
All terms expire 12/31/21

Trent Taylor, Wexford Sheriff
Will Yancer, Missaukee Sheriff
William Fagerman, Circuit Court Judge
Adam Ottjepka, Chief of City Police Rep.
Audrey Van Alst, District Court Judge
Melissa Ransom, Probate Court Judge
Julie Theobald, Wexford Commissioner
Dean Smallegan, Missaukee Commissioner
Jason Elmore, Wexford PA
David DenHouten, Missaukee PA
Charles Kennard, Wexford Circuit Court Probation Agent
Laura O'Dell, Missaukee Circuit Court. Probation Agent
Kristie Hatinger, Dist. Court Probation
Johanna Carey, Wexford County Criminal Defense Attorney
Brian Hoffman, Missaukee County Criminal Defense Attorney
John Mellish, Rep. of Business Community
William Barnett, Rep. of Media Communications
Vacant, Rep. of General Public
Cassandra Bugai, Rep. of Substance Abuse

Wexford County Prosecutor

Welcome to the office of the Wexford County Prosecuting Attorney!

Mission Statement:
To serve as a leader of a team of law enforcement professionals to help make all of Wexford County a better and safer place to work, live, vacation, own a business and most importantly, raise a family.

Prosecutorial Philosophy:

As the U.S. Supreme Court noted, the prosecutor “is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor – indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one.” Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 88 (1935).

Frequently Asked Questions

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Community Resources

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Wexford-Missaukee Child Protection Council
Michigan's Human Trafficking Hotline

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including Michigan. The NHTRC works closely with service providers, law enforcement, and other professionals in Michigan to serve victims and survivors of trafficking, respond to human trafficking cases, and share information and resources.

Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

MCEDSV is a statewide membership organization whose members represent a network of more than 70 domestic and sexual violence programs and over 200 allied organizations and individuals. We have provided leadership as the statewide voice for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and the programs that serve them since 1978.

Catholic Human Services of Cadillac

Catholic Human Services of Cadillac
Since its founding in 1972 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord, Catholic Human Services has been committed to making a difference in the lives of the people in Northern Lower Michigan. We serve individuals and families regardless of faith, income, race, or ethnicity.


Wexford County Animal Shelter

Wexford County Shelter Shares is a volunteer run group involved in showing pictures of cats and dogs residing at the Wexford County Animal Shelter while they are waiting to be claimed by their owner or adopted to their new family.

Healing Private Wounds in Cadillac

Felling Alone? Hopeless? Trapped?

Are you tired of carrying around a painful secret? Healing Private Wounds is here to provide a safe place for you to share your heartaches. We want to hear your story and help you heal.


Silent Observer

Anyone with knowledge of a person committing a crime or a crime that is going to be committed can call Silent Observer. The tipster remains completely anonymous. Learn more about the program and its smart phone app at http://casotips.com/

Club Cadillac

http://www.northernlakescmh.org/Club Cadillac is a Clubhouse Model Rehabilitation Program which provides the members with meaningful work during the day, employment opportunities, access to safe and affordable housing, social and educational opportunities, and friendships. http://www.northernlakescmh.org/

Oasis Family Resource Center

Oasis is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization founded in 1984 with the primary purpose of providing shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children. The agency has grown into a comprehensive shelter and counseling program as well as the owner of a resale store, Second Chance. http://cadillacoasis-frc.org/

Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan

PAAM is a voluntary association of the 83 county prosecutors, the Attorney General, and the U.S. Attorneys serving in Michigan. https://michiganprosecutor.org/

The Victims’ Rights Act

Crime victims have rights in Michigan and, by working with well-trained, expert sources, they can obtain the assistance they need. http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-26847-5487–,00.html

New Hope Shelter

New Hope Shelter provides shelter, food & safety to men, women, and families regardless of why they are in need. We are the only organization in the area that provides a shelter for homeless men and family shelters. https://www.facebook.com/New-Hope-Shelter-162526213848819/

Fight Crime - Invest In Kids

Thousands of police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and violence survivors protecting public safety by promoting solutions that steer kids away from crime. https://www.strongnation.org/fightcrime