Man pleads guilty to attempted home invasion, burglar tool possession.

January 19, 2016
Jeffrey Nitz with his attorney, David Glancy.

Jeffrey Nitz with his attorney, David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 42-year-old Amber Township man pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Jan. 19, to possession of burglar tools and attempted first-degree home invasion.

Jeffery Thomas Nitz, of 3786 W. Forest Hill Circle, testified that last November he used a drywall scraper to pry open a door in the 3700 block of Forest Hill Circle.

Nitz told Judge Susan K. Sniegowski he was “attempting to feed my drug addiction” as he was trying to steal prescription pills. A resident was in the home at the time of the break-in, according to Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola, but Nitz testified that he didn’t see the resident.

In exchange for his plea, Nitz is looking at serving seven months of a one-year discretionary sentence, and his second-offense habitual offender designation was dismissed. Sentencing is set for March 15 at 1:15 p.m.

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