Ludington man may return to prison for concealing stolen bike.

September 7, 2017


Ludington man may return to prison for concealing stolen bike.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 27-year-old Ludington man, who was on parole when he tried to sell or trade a motorized bicycle for an iPod in July, is looking at a return prison stint after pleading guilty Thursday, Sept. 7, in 51st Circuit Court to receiving and concealing a stolen vehicle.

Mitchel Jarred Walkley, of 403 S. Jefferson St., also pleaded guilty to second-offense habitual offender. He was initially charged with third-offense, but that charge was dismissed as part of the plea deal. The deal calls for a prison term of 15 months to 7 and a half years, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. His prison term will run consecutively to any parol violation sanctions he receives.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 7-28 months, the prosecutor said.

Walkley testified that he knew the bicycle was stolen, and he tried to sell or trade it for an iPod.

Walkley was previously convicted of operating/maintaining a meth lab and possession of meth or ecstasy, said Judge Susan K. Sniegowski.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 31 at 4 p.m.

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