Woman involved in August break-ins in Ann Arbor sentenced to up to 15 years in prison
The woman who worked with a man to break into four Ann Arbor homes on Aug. 1 was sentenced Wednesday to serve up to 15 years in prison.
Bonnie Metro of Ypsilanti pleaded guilty in December to four counts of second-degree home invasion. Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Archie Brown sentenced her to between 4 years and two months and 15 years in prison.
Metro and Michael Johnson admitted to breaking into homes between 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 1. The homes were located in the 300 block of East Jefferson Street, the 800 block of Greenwood Avenue, the 900 block of Oakland Avenue and the 1000 block of Oakwood Avenue.
A TV was stolen from one home, and electronics were stolen from two others, Metro said. Metro will pay $400 in restitution to one of the victims and the other three victims will have their restitution determined in the next 90 days, according to Brown’s ruling.
Metro broke into tears when speaking to Brown at the hearing, apologizing for her actions.
“I want to educate myself to have a better life for myself and my children,” Metro said.
Metro and Johnson both faced a total of 10 charges when originally arraigned. The plea agreement with Washtenaw County prosecutors agreed to drop six of those charges at the time of sentencing, and Brown dismissed those charges Wednesday.
The sentenced handed down by Brown on Wednesday was in accordance with Metro’s sentencing agreement between him, prosecutors and her attorneys. Johnson will serve between 6 1/2 years and 15 years in prison, according to his sentencing agreement.