Repeat offender faces prison for stealing beer from Wesco.

January 2, 2018

Daniel Horowski with his attorney, Ryan Glandville.

Repeat offender faces prison for stealing beer from Wesco.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 33-year-old Hamlin Township man faces serving one and a half to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday, Jan. 2, in 51st Circuit Court to larceny in a building and fourth-offense habitual offender.

Daniel John Horowski, of 3028 Piney Ridge Rd., testified that he stole four Budweiser beers from the Wesco convenience store in Pere Marquette Township, Oct. 5, at 4:25 a.m.

Horowski’s habitual offender status elevated his possible maximum prison term to 15 years, said Judge Susan K. Sniegowski.

In a separate file, Horowski faces serving one year in jail after pleading guilty, Sept. 12, to breaking and entering a building with intent to commit larceny and third-offense habitual offender.

Horowski testified that he broke into a house in Custer Township with the intent of stealing marijuana, but never acquired any.

In that case, Horowski will also be ordered to pay $10,659.50 in restitution.

The restitution will pay for extensive water damage in the basement of the house caused by flooding, Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said previously. A well tank was tipped over when the house was being ransacked during the search for marijuana.

Horowski has previous convictions of breaking and entering with intent in February of 2012; assaulting/resisting/obstructing police in January of 2003; and breaking and entering with intent in August of 2003.

Sentencing for both cases is set for Feb. 6 at 11 a.m.

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