Homeless man faces year in jail for break-in.

October 24, 2017

Burrell, left, with his attorney, David Glancy.

Homeless man faces year in jail for break-in.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 25-year-old man faces serving one year in jail after pleading guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Oct. 24, to breaking and entering of a building with intent to commit larceny and second-offense habitual offender.

Reenya Bilal-Clinton Burrell, whose address is listed as “homeless” in his court file, was initially charged with first-degree home invasion, but that charge was dismissed when he pleaded to the added count. His second-offense habitual offender status would have elevated his maximum term for that charge to 30 years in prison.

Burrell testified that he broke into a house in the 500 block of East Filer Street in Ludington, Aug. 15, with the intention of stealing something.

Judge Susan K. Sniegowski said Burrell has a 2011 conviction of home invasion in Muskegon County.

In addition to serving one year in jail, Burrell will also serve a term of probation, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. He will also be ordered to pay $57 in restitution.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 5-28 months, Spaniola said.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 12 at 1:15 p.m.

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