Hart man pleads guilty to home invasion.

February 23, 2016
Kenyon Thomas with his attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

Kenyon Thomas with his attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 28-year-old Hart man faces jail time after pleading guilty Tuesday, Feb. 23, in 27th Circuit Court to second-degree home invasion.

Kenyon Clark Thomas, Jr., of 1133 W. Hazel Rd., also faced a felony count of unlawful driving away of an automobile (UDAA), which was dismissed in a plea agreement.

Sentencing guidelines are five to 17 months, and the prosecution agrees to a sentence in the mid-point of the guidelines, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

The maximum penalty for the offense is 15 years in prison.

Thomas testified that in the early morning hours of Jan. 10, 2016, he entered a home in the 5600 block of VanBuren Road in Colfax Township. No one was home, Thomas said. He knocked on the door, which was ajar, and entered the dwelling with the intent to commit larceny, he testified.

Sentencing is set for April 11 at 9 a.m.

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