Prisoner pleads guilty to more felony charges.

May 8, 2019

Prisoner pleads guilty to more felony charges.

Matthew Broersma with defense attorney Damian Nunzio and an unidentified prison guard.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON – A 41-year-old prison inmate pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, May 7, to felonies of receiving and concealing stolen property $1,000-$20,000 and malicious destruction of real property $1,000-$20,000.

Matthew Jon Broersma, who is serving time in the Carson City Correctional Facility in Montcalm County, faces serving one to five years concurrently to his other sentence.

One count of second-offense habitual offender was dismissed.

Broersma’s charges stem from an arrest Sept. 28, 2016.

Items that he admitted to receiving and concealing are power tools, a sword, knives, daggers, an electric guitar and amplifier, jewelry and other property. Broersma also admitted to causing holes in dry wall and damaging cabinet doors.

His sentence will include paying over $20,000 in restitution to two victims, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Broersma is serving two to 10 1/2 years for two Muskegon County convictions of using computers to commit a crime, according to the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS). He was sentenced July 25, 2018, and his earliest release date is May 30, 2019, according to OTIS.

Sentencing is set for June 25 at 2:45 p.m.

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