Charges have been filed related to an oil slick that briefly closed a stretch of state park beach in Cheboygan this past October. Scotland Stivers, of Superior Wisconsin, turned himself in Thursday and has been released on bond.
Stivers owns three boats that were moored long term in Lake Huron's Duncan Bay. One sank last summer. The two others ran aground in fall windstorms, and authorities allege that one leaked enough used oil to put a five-by-300 yard sheen on Duncan Bay.
Stivers is charged with three misdemeanors and one felony.
A pre-trial conference is set for early next month in Cheboygan County Court.