Hart man sentenced to jail for crime spree.

April 2, 2018

Roy Alltop with defense attorney Julie Sprngstead Waltz.

Hart man sentenced to jail for crime spree.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 47-year-old Hart man was sentenced in 27th Circuit Court Monday, April 2, to serve concurrent terms of one year in jail and eight months in jail following a two-county crime spree that resulted in convictions in Oceana County of larceny in a building $1,000-$20,000 and breaking and entering a building with intent.

Roy James Alltop, of 3745 132nd Ave., pleaded guilty to the charges, Feb. 16.

Alltop was sentenced to serve nine months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term for a conviction of breaking and entering with intent in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court last February.

His Oceana County sentences run concurrently to his case in Mason County, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola previously.

A victim gave an allocution statement Monday, stating that his young sons live in fear of Alltop.

“I have two young sons who are wondering when Mr. Alltop is going to come back,” he said. The young boys have trouble sleeping at night, he said.

The victim asked Judge Bradley G. Lambrix for the maximum sentence to “put my boys’ minds at ease, so there are no worries about when he will return.”

“If he goes away, my boys can maybe sleep in their beds and not worry about when he’s coming back. He did this to my family. He should get the full effect instead of a slap on the wrist.”

“I definitely understand the victim’s position,” said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon, and asked Lambrix to sentence Alltop consistently within the guidelines.

Sentencing guidelines in the first case are zero to 17 months, Lambrix said, and five to 23 months in the second case.

“With your actions and behavior, you have not only broken the law, but you have also affected this young family,” the judge said. “I can’t undo that.”

Alltop received credit for 201 days served in jail in the first file and 75 days credit in the second file. He was ordered to pay $1,150 restitution in one file. Restitution in the other file is reserved for 30 days.

The judge also ordered two years probation.

In Mason County’s 79th District Court, Alltop is charged with second-offense operating while intoxicated following a crash that injured his passenger, Blair Rochelle Collins, 27, of Hart, who is his co-defendant in two of the theft cases. Collins was trapped inside the vehicle and suffered fractured legs and ankles. His circuit court sentence runs concurrently to that case, Spaniola said.

Substance abuse was cited in the Mason County Circuit courtroom as the underlying issue for Alltop’s criminal behavior.

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