Man faces prison for breaking into home with crow bar.

January 2, 2018

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Man faces prison for breaking into home with crow bar.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 55-year-old Ludington man faces serving 12 1/2 to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday, Jan. 2, to first-degree home invasion, possession of burglary tools and fourth-offense habitual offender in 51st Circuit Court.

Tyrone Gardner, of 502 Third St., Apt. B, also pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a drug house and third-offense habitual offender in a separate case. Gardner faces a concurrent term of two-and-a-half to eight years in prison for those convictions.

Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said Garder’s habitual offender status elevated his possible maximum term to life in prison.

Gardner testified that he used a crow bar last October to break a window of a locked home on Third Street in the City of Ludington with the intent of stealing. He said was intoxicated when he committed the offense.

In the drug case, Garnder testified that he was in possession of 26 grams of marijuana.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 27 at 1:15 p.m.

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