Accused TV thief sentenced on other charges

March 17, 2015

Allen Michael Mallison with his attorney, David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — The Free Soil man accused of stealing big screen TVs from Walmart and Meijer and then allegedly found to be in possession of crack cocaine, March 7, was sentenced Tuesday, March 17, in 51st Circuit Court on unrelated convictions.

Allen Michael Mallison, 26, of 1710 White, Free Soil, was sentenced to two concurrent terms of one year discretionary jail with 93 days to be served up front and credit for 93 days served on convictions of resisting police and second-offense domestic violence. Judge Susan Sniegowski also ordered that he serve 18 months probation and have no contact with the victim.

In light of his March 7 arrest by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Mallison now faces two counts of first-degree retail fraud. A charge of possession of crack cocaine is pending lab testing of the substance, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Mallison committed the alleged TV thefts while out on bond for the crimes he was sentenced for Tuesday, Spaniola said. He is scheduled for a probable cause hearing on his new charges Wednesday, March 18, at 1:15 p.m. and a preliminary exam, March 25, at 11:15 a.m. He is lodged in jail on a $15,000/cash/surety bond.

MCSO deputies were dispatched to a “suspicious situation” call in the Walmart parking lot of possible intoxicated subjects. “Upon pulling up to the parked vehicle, the driver suddenly pulled away and was stopped by a deputy,” Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole previously stated. “The deputy noticed a new TV, still in its box, in the back seat. It was determined it had just been stolen from the Meijer store. During the investigation it was learned the male subject had been in Walmart earlier in the evening and reportedly attempted to steal a 50-inch TV from the store but left when confronted by employees. During a pat down of the male, he was found to be in possession of suspected crack cocaine and a crack pipe.”