Homeless man sentenced to year in jail for break-in.

December 12, 2017

Reenya Bilal-Clinton Burrell, left, with defense attorney David Glancy.

Homeless man sentenced to year in jail for break-in.


By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — A 25-year-old man was sentenced to one year in jail for a conviction of breaking and entering of a building with intent to commit larceny and second-offense habitual offender Tuesday, Dec. 12, in 51st Circuit Court.

Reenya Bilal-Clinton Burrell, whose address is listed as “homeless” in his court file, pleaded guilty, Oct. 24.

Burrell 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 previously 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.

Burrell was also ordered serve a term of probation and ordered to pay $57 in restitution.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 5-28 months, Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said.

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