Monday, September 14, 2009

Second burglar heading to prison for November incident at Cranberry Lake home, other Clare County locations

by LaNia Coleman The Bay City Times
Sunday September 13, 2009, 3:43 PM
HARRISON -- The second of two defendants in a two-months burglary spree has learned his fate.
Clare County Circuit Judge Thomas R. Evans sentenced Dustin A. Mowinski to nine to 20 years for one count of assault with intent to rob while armed and four to 15 years for each of three counts of second-degree home invasion.
Evans also assessed the 19-year-old Harrison man $11,157 in fines, costs, restitution and fees.
Mowinski's co-defendant, Larry D. Lyvere, also of Harrison, currently is lodged at the Michigan Reformatory in Ionia, where the 19-year-old is serving nine to 25 years for the assault charge and 57 months to 15 years for each of the home invasion charges.
Mowinski has yet to be assigned to a state facility.
Circuit Judge Roy G. Mienk sentenced Lyvere in August and ordered him to pay $9,537 in fees, fines, costs and restitution.
The judges had the option of sending the pair to prison for the rest of their lives for the assault charge.
The teens pleaded guilty to the charges, said Clare County Prosecutor Michelle J. Ambrozaitis.
"At the end of November, Lyvere and Mowinski culminated their two-month crime spree of home invasions by holding a Harrison woman at gun point in an effort to steal her car," Ambrozaitis said.
Sheriff's deputies arrested the teens after a woman who lives in the Cranberry Lake subdivision of Hayes Township reported they knocked on her door.
They then pointed pistols at her and ordered her to open the door, deputies have said. The pair fled when she refused, picked up a telephone and dialed 911.
State Department of Corrections records show Lyvere served less than four months of a one-year sentence for larceny in a building in Chippewa County.
Mowinski has no prior state record.