Man to serve up to 5 years in prison for breaking into construction site
The Canton Township man who pleaded guilty to breaking into a building under construction will serve up to five years in prison, court officials said.
Richard Sherwood, 33, was sentenced to 18 months to five years in prison by Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Melinda Morris Monday on four charges. All of the sentences will run concurrently.
In July, Sherwood and Thomas Vickery, of Ypsilanti Township, broke into a building under construction at 5725 Hines Drive and took materials belonging to Tecumseh Products, according to police. Pittsfield Township police, Eastern Michigan University police and University of Michigan police conducted the investigation and Pittsfield Township police officers arrested them on Aug. 1.
In November, Sherwood pleaded guilty to three counts of entering a building with the intent to commit a crime and one count of larcent costing more than $1,000 but less than $20,000.
As a part of the deal, Washtenaw County prosecutors dropped the four other charges he was facing as a part of four criminal cases.
Sherwood previously served time for two charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and a felony firearms charge from a September 2003 incident. He also is on probation for being convicted of possession of cocaine in March 2010, according to state records.