One jailed after downstate crime spree

(MCT) — One of two Coleman men has learned his punishment for a March crime spree in Warren Township.

Jason Edward Kearney, 22, began serving a nine month jail sentence after his June 3 sentencing, the date on which he entered a guilty plea to two counts against him.

Kearney first was charged with breaking and entering with the intent to steal, larceny in a building, unlawfully driving away a vehicle and malicious destruction of property valued between $1,000 and $20,000. The charges were filed in connection with a March 7 spree during which Midland County sheriff’s deputies were called to an in-progress breaking and entering.

Midland County Circuit Court Judge Michael J. Beale sentenced Kearney for breaking and entering, as well as vehicle theft, granting credit for 88 days served in jail, and levying fines and costs of $1,250. Restitution is set at $7,992. Kearney also will be monitored by probation for three years.

As part of the plea agreement, the remaining two counts were dismissed, no further charges will be filed in connection with the incident and Kearney may be required to testify against the co-defendant in the case, Chance Michael Hubble, 18, Coleman.

Hubble faces a laundry list of charges — first-degree home invasion, breaking and entering a building with the intent to steal, three counts of unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle and failure to stop after a collision.

His case was scheduled for a Holmes Youthful Training Act status hearing in the beginning of June, and soon after a trial date of July 14 was scheduled.

Kearney was represented by attorney Lisa Blanton of Midland; Hubble is represented by attorney Lee Burton of Midland.


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