Hesperia man receives jail term for receiving, concealing stolen property; his brother skips court hearing

September 14, 2015
Mark Duchemin, at right, with his attorney.

Mark Duchemin, at right, with his attorney, Rick Prysock.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 38-year-old Hesperia man was ordered to serve 30 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail sentence for a conviction of receiving and concealing stolen property Monday, Sept. 14, in 27th Circuit Court, while his brother failed to appear in court and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Mark Duchemin was also ordered to serve two years probation and pay restitution totaling $1,750, which is joint and several with his brother, 37-year-old Kevin Duchemin. Because the younger brother did not appear, Judge Anthony Monton revoked his bond and issued a bench warrant for his arrest.

Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon said the two brothers entered a pole barn and stole recreational and yard equipment. They both pleaded guilty in 78th District Court to receiving and concealing stolen property, and in exchange for their pleas, one count of larceny $1,000-$20,000 was dismissed for each of them, Bizon said.

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