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Mich. couple gives 14th son creative middle name

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.

A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.

Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their son April 18. Jay Schwandt said they’ve decided to name him Finley Sheboygan Schwandt.

The name doesn’t appear to have any ties with the Wisconsin city. It’s inspired by a tale his father-in-law told them about a Native American chief who was the father of many boys, Jay Schwandt said. The chief believed his last child would be a girl. When the baby was a boy, the chief named him Sheboygan for “she is a boy again.”

There’s “no chance” the couple will have another child, Jay Schwandt said, though he’s made similar statements before.

“This realistically is the end of the road as far as making babies,” he said.

Kateri Schwandt has said she’s used to large families, as one of 14 children herself.

“Each little one that has entered our family has brought something special to the entire makeup of the family and without anyone of them it wouldn’t feel right,” she said.

The couple lives in Rockford, north of Grand Rapids. They have no daughters. The couple’s oldest son is in his 20s.

A documentary about the family is set to be released by the Lifetime Network in June.

N.M. inmate faces 111 years after wild furlough

CLOVIS, N.M.

A New Mexico inmate who was granted a brief furlough before an expected seven-year sentence now faces 111 years in prison after authorities say he returned late after a slew of new crimes.

The Eastern New Mexico News reports Brandon Wagner was arraigned recently on new charges of shoplifting and aggravated assault.

Those charges came after prosecutors say the 33-year-old Wagner returned more than 16 hours late to the Curry County jail after a March 27 plea conference.

A judge had granted a five-hour furlough so Wagner could visit his family before being sentenced for identity theft and forgery convictions.

Prosecutors say during his furlough Wagner stole $5,000 in rings, tried to smuggle heroin into jail and attacked a health care worker.

Wagner’s attorney, Benjamin Herrmann, says his client’s right may have been violated during a search.

Associated Press

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