Lambertville man pleads guilty to car wash break-in

July 21, 2015

Tyler Hotaling with his attorney, Patrick Fragel.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 29-year-old Lambertville man is looking at serving 30 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail sentence after pleading guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, July 21, to breaking and entering a coin-operated device for stealing quarters from a local car wash over a year ago.

Troopers from the Hart post of the Michigan State Police arrested Tyler Joseph Hotaling last March in connection to the incident that occurred at West Coast Car Wash, 90 S. Pere Marquette Hwy., in the early morning hours of May 28, 2014.

According to a press release from MSP, Hotaling and another suspect allegedly stole $600 worth of quarters.

Hotaling, who agreed to provide truthful testimony against a co-defendant, testified Tuesday that he served as a “look-out” for the co-defendant, who used a homemade device to obtain the quarters.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 1 at 2:45 p.m.

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