Man avoids prison for break-in, car theft, resisting arrest.

November 28, 2018

Michael Ryan Albaugh with his attorney, Tracie McCarn Dinehart, during a circuit court hearing last September.
– MCP file photo

Man avoids prison for break-in, car theft, resisting arrest.

#MasonCountyCrime

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON – A 29-year-old Fountain man was sentenced to one year in jail Tuesday, Nov. 27, in 51st Circuit Court for convictions of breaking and entering a building with intent; unlawful driving away of an automobile (car theft); and assaulting/resisting/obstructing police.

Michael Ryan Albaugh, of 7008 E. Oakridge St., pleaded “no contest” to the break-in and car theft charges Oct. 9 and guilty to the resisting police charge Oct. 19. Charges of second-degree home invasion and second-offense habitual offender in the break-in case and third-offense habitual offender in the resisting arrest case were dismissed.

Albaugh received credit for 215 days served in jail. He may be allowed work release if his work assignment meets Mason County Sheriff’s Office guidelines.

He was also sentenced to two years probation. Restitution in the breaking and entering case is reserved for 60 days.

Albaugh must also pay a total of $924 in fines and costs in the two files, which run concurrently.

His break-in case was set to go to trial until he entered “no contest” pleas to the charges. His repeat offender status had elevated his maximum penalty to 22 1/2 years in prison.

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