PEOPLE OF MI V LEE EDWARD VAUGHNAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN,
July 10, 1998
LEE EDWARD VAUGHN,
Bay Circuit Court
LC No. 95-001114 FH
Before: Murphy, P.J., and Young, Jr. and M. R. Smith*, JJ.
Defendant pleaded guilty to absconding while on bond, MCL 750.199a; MSA 28.396(1), and
to status as a second felony offender, MCL 769.10; MSA 28.1082. He was sentenced to four years’
probation, with the first year to be served in the county jail. The trial court found defendant to be in
violation of the terms of his probation and sentenced defendant to four to six years’ imprisonment.
Defendant appeals as of right. We affirm.
The trial court did not abuse its sentencing discretion and impose a sentence that violates the
principle of proportionality, particularly in light of the benefit bestowed upon defendant by the plea
agreement that secured his conviction on the predicate offense, defendant’s criminal history and
defendant’s continued drug use while on probation. People v Cervantes, 448 Mich 620, 626 (Riley,
J.), 630 (Cavanagh, J.); 532 NW2d 831 (1995); People v Williams, 223 Mich App 409, 410-412;
566 NW2d 649 (1997); People v Dixon, 217 Mich App 400, 412; 552 NW2d 663 (1996).
/s/ William B. Murphy
/s/ Robert P. Young, Jr.
/s/ Michael R. Smith
* Circuit judge, sitting on the Court of Appeals by assignment.