Home invader receives more jail time

April 21, 2015
Alex Jobbins-Ortiz with his attorney, Doug Stevenson.

Alex Jobbins-Ortiz with his attorney, Doug Stevenson.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 19-year-old Ludington man was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, April 21, to a one-year discretionary jail sentence, of which he must serve 10 months up front, for a second-degree home invasion conviction.

Alex Christian Jobbins-Ortiz, 19, of Ludington, pleaded guilty March 3 to second-degree home invasion. He was arrested last December by the Ludington Police Department and charged with first-degree home invasion of a home in the 700 block of East Filer Street, punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and conspiracy to commit first-degree home invasion, also punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Jobbins-Ortiz, with a group of friends, entered the home and demanded marijuana, according to previous testimony. A TV was stolen.

Jobbins-Ortiz accepted a plea agreement by Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola, which dropped the first two counts and added a third count of the lesser charge.

A co-defendant was sentenced under the terms of the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, making that information non-publishable, and two juveniles were also involved who were placed in detention.

Jobbins-Ortiz’s attorney, Doug Stevenson, noted that the four individuals were not in a gang. “They were just a gaggle of three or four people being stupid,” Stevenson said. The attorney said his client  has a “significant prior record,” adding, “Mr. Jobbins-Ortiz obviously needs to grow up a little bit. I told him this was probably his last stop before his trip to Jackson.”

Jobbins-Ortiz received credit for 134 days served in the Mason County Jail.



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