Repeat offender sent to prison for beer theft, B&E.

February 7, 2018

Daniel Horowski during a previous hearing.

Repeat offender sent to prison for beer theft, B&E.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 34-year-old Hamlin Township man was sentenced to one and a half to 15 years in prison for convictions of larceny in a building and fourth-offense habitual offender in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Daniel John Horowski, of 3028 Piney Ridge Rd., pleaded guilty to the charges last month.

Horowski testified that he stole four Budweiser beers from the Wesco convenience store in Pere Marquette Township, Oct. 5, at 4:25 a.m.

Horowski’s habitual offender status elevated his possible maximum prison term to 15 years, said Judge Susan K. Sniegowski.

In a separate file, Horowski was ordered to serve a concurrent term of one year in jail after pleading guilty, Sept. 12, to breaking and entering a building with intent to commit larceny and third-offense habitual offender.

Horowski testified that he broke into a house in Custer Township with the intent of stealing marijuana, but never acquired any.

In that case, Horowski was also ordered to pay $10,659.50 in restitution.

The restitution will pay for extensive water damage in the basement of the house caused by flooding, Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said previously. A well tank was tipped over when the house was being ransacked during the search for marijuana.

Horowski has previous felony convictions of breaking and entering with intent in February of 2012; assaulting/resisting/obstructing police in January of 2003; and breaking and entering with intent in August of 2003.

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