Burglar tool possession, attempted home invasion lead to jail time.

February 16, 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 was sentenced to serve seven months up front of a one-year discretionary jail sentence Tuesday, Feb. 16, in 51st Circuit Court for convictions of 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 previously 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.

Sniegowski also ordered that Nitz serve two years probation.

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