Man who testified against break-in crew scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday
The 25-year-old Lima Township man who testified against three members of a break-in crew is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in the Washtenaw County Trial Court, according to court records.
Steven Colwell is expected to receive two to 15 years in prison in exchange for his testimony. He pleaded guilty to five counts of second-degree home invasion.
Colwell testified that he broke into houses and stole numerous items along with Jeffrey Arthur Schuh, 54; his son Jeffrey Aron Schuh, 20, both of Dexter; and Quang Nguyen, 19, of Ypsilani Township to feed his heroin habit. The elder and younger Schuhs and Nguyen, who all face numerous charges, were all still working on plea deals last month.
Colwell, the younger Schuh and Nguyen broke into nine homes and the elder Schuh served as a lookout on three of those occasions, according to Colwell’s testimony. The crew allegedly stole a wide range of items: foreign coins, two-dollar bills, equestrian trophies, jewelry, silver goblets, electronics, cash, a guitar and custom-made brass bullets.