Man sent to prison for break-in.

April 6, 2020

Logan Duvall, left, with attorney Tim Hayes during a hearing last February.

Man sent to prison for break-in.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 20-year-old Shelby man was sentenced to 13 months to 10 years in prison Monday, April 6, in 27th Circuit Court for a conviction of breaking and entering with intent.

The court proceeding was conducted via Polycom video conferencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Logan Nathaniel Duvall, of 84 Ellis St., was on parole at the time he committed the crime, so he received zero credit for time served in the Oceana County Jail.

Duvall testified in February that he stole a quad from a barn in Leavitt Township last December and then returned to the crime scene to steal gas.

He pleaded guilty to breaking and entering with intent. In exchange, one count of unlawful use of a vehicle, two counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police and a third-offense habitual offender designation were dismissed.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-17 months, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison.

Duvall told Judge Robert D. Springstead that he entered an unlocked barn on East Taylor Road and stole a quad, Dec. 27.

“I happened to stumble upon it,” he said. “I ran out of gas with my car. I was walking and found this place.”

When he returned with the quad about a half hour later to steal gas, the homeowner called police and Duvall fled the scene.

“Did you get away?” Springstead asked. “Not for long,” Duvall answered. He told the judge that he ran through the woods to escape police.

Duvall was captured by Oceana County sheriff’s deputies the next morning in the 3000 block of East Garfield Road.

Duvall ran into a residence and locked the door, trying to evade police, and then jumped out the window, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. He then ran to another residence where he tried to hide inside a shed and then another outbuilding.

Deputies, with the assistance of K-9 Krieger, had tracked him down after searching “several known hangouts” and upon checking a residence, someone pointed deputies in his direction, Mast said.

Duvall was sentenced in Oceana County Dec. 3, 2018 to one and a half to 10 years in prison for receiving and concealing stolen guns.

Because Duvall was on parole when he committed the crime, his sentence will run consecutively to any parole violation sanctions he receives, the judge said.

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