Ypsilanti brothers sent to jail in theft of judge's snow blower
Two brothers from Ypsilanti will serve jail time after pleading no contest to stealing a snow blower from the home of a Garden City judge, the Observer & Eccentric reports.
Austin and Justin Burton, ages 21 and 19, were sentenced to the maximum 93 days and 60 days, respectively, by District Court Judge Mark McConnell in Westland. Each was given credit for 21 days already served.
District Judge Richard Hammer Jr., the victim, recused himself from the case due to a conflict of interest.
Despite listing Ypsilanti as their home, the brothers reportedly had been sleeping in their vehicle because they couldn't find a place to stay when the theft occurred.
Austin Burton told the judge he had two outstanding felony warrants in Ypsilanti.
For more, read the O&E story.