Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

BRANCH COUNTY — A homeless man will serve as much as 10 years in jail for breaking right into a storage final November and stealing garments to remain heat.

Terry Krumwiede, 31, was sentenced to 1.5-10 years in jail after breaking right into a storage Nov. 13.

Krumwiede additionally admitted he possessed methamphetamine when he was arrested in December.

As a second offender, Circuit Choose Invoice O’Grady sentenced him Monday, March 5, as a second offender to 18 months to 6 years in jail for larceny in a constructing. He’ll serve 18 months to 10 years for possession of meth.

The Indiana native got here to Michigan three years in the past firstly of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He misplaced his kitchen supervisor’s job and ended up homeless and utilizing meth.

Prosecutor Zack Stempien mentioned Krumwiede was sentenced to 10 months in February 2022 for drug possession.

“He was solely out for a number of months earlier than he dedicated this new crime.”

The proprietor of a house close to the Ponderosa Restaurant dumpster the place Krumwiede put up a tarp, discovered his Van’s Avenue storage damaged open.

Out on bond after his arrest, in November, Krumwiede was arrested for inflicting a disturbance at a Coldwater restaurant. He was arrested for possession of meth.

Public defender Terri Norris mentioned Krumwiede does effectively, however then mates get him medication.

Norris argued for 12 months jail after which ship Krumwiede to a drug therapy program.

“My consumer has a drug dependancy. By way of my 20 years within the courtroom system, I must say Mr. Krumwiede might be considered one of my finest candidates for rehabilitation,” she mentioned.

Zack Stempien

Stempien mentioned Krumwiede had 4 prior felony convictions. These circumstances add two extra.

“It isn’t OK ever to interrupt into any individual’s property to steal issues for your self.”

“I believe given the suitable instruments and equipment I can higher my life. I fell on onerous instances after I received out of the military,” Krumwiede mentioned.

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O’Grady realized Krumwiede was discharged in 2012 for utilizing medical marijuana.

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“Why ought to the state of Michigan rehabilitate you? You’ve solely been right here for 3 years. You have performed nothing however disrupt this group.”

— Contact Don Reid: [email protected]. Comply with him on Twitter: @DReidTDR.

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