Terpening moves to state prison

December 19, 2012

Michael Terpening Arriving PrisonMichael Terpening has arrived at prison.  He is inmate number 859537 for at least the next 10 years. His earliest release date is October 7, 2022 with a maximum discharge date of October 7, 2027.

Click here to see Terpening's Department of Corrections biography

Terpening continues to fight in Family Court to keep his children in Barry County, he now resides at the Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson, Michigan. The Family Court has scheduled a final motions hearing January 15, 2013 to be followed with jury selection in the family court case on January 21, 2012.

Terpening has also chosen to fight the remaining criminal sexual conduct case which is tentatively scheduled to go to trial in May 2013.

While Terpening's aunt, Jamie Moore Bell has pleaded no contest to a reduced misdemeanor charge in the insurance fraud case, Terpening has also chosen to take that case to trial.

Terpening's lawyers have been excused from all the cases, except the Family Court case due to Terpening being out of money. The court required Terpening's lawyer to continue on the family court case due to the impending trial and the court has appointed county funded counsel in the remaining criminal cases.