Scottville woman sentenced for stealing Xbox system.
By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.
LUDINGTON – A 21-year-old Scottville woman was sentenced to time served in jail for a conviction of larceny in building in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, March 12.
Arneva Lily Tyler, of 108 S. Reinberg Ave., testified in January that she stole an Xbox system last August in the City of Ludington and pleaded guilty to the felony.
“I was staying there because I was homeless,” Tyler previously told Judge Susan K. Sniegowski.
Tyler was “previously adjudicated in juvenile court,” said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola, and she has had four criminal cases as an adult.
“She’s working very hard to overcome her substance abuse issues,” said Tyler’s attorney, Tracie McCarn-Dinehart, who requested that her client receive Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA) sentencing. McCarn-Dinehart noted that it is Tyler’s first felony conviction.
“I don’t think in this case it’s appropriate,” said Judge Susan K, Sniegowski of the youth sentencing request.
“When someone is trying to help you and steal from them, it’s really disappointing,” the judge said.
Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-9 months.
Tyler was also sentenced to 18 months probation. She was sentenced to 160 days in jail with credit for 160 days served. She was also ordered to pay $190 in restitution.
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