Defendant testifies that cabin break-in was an impulsive decision.

February 23, 2016
Lummen with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

Anthony Lummen with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 25-year-old Muskegon man testified Tuesday, Feb. 23, in 27th Circuit Court that he made an impulsive decision the night of Sept. 10, 2015, when he and two other suspects broke into a cabin on East Roosevelt Road in Otto Township.

“It was kind of a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing,” Anthony Jerald Lummen, of 7321 White Rd., Apt. 108, told Judge Anthony A. Monton.

A high-court misdemeanor of lying to a police officer was dismissed when Lummen pleaded guilty to the felony of breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny.

Sentencing guidelines for the conviction are 0-17 months, and Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon agreed to cap Lummen’s jail term at the midpoint of the guidelines. The maximum sentence for the offense is 10 years in prison.

The break-in occurred late at night, Lummen said, and a crow bar was used to gain access to the cabin.

Sentencing is set for April 25 at 9 a.m. Lummen is currently free on a $5,000 bond.

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