White Cloud man admits he ‘lost it’ when he smashed window, slashed tires.

November 4, 2019

Keven Bennett, left, with attorney Terry Shaw.

White Cloud man admits he ‘lost it’ when he smashed window, slashed tires.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 28-year-old White Cloud man admitted in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 4, that he mentally “lost it” when he broke a slider window and slashed car tires due to seeing his ex-wife with her boyfriend last August.

Keven Steven Bennett, of 1450 E. James St., White Cloud, pleaded guilty to a felony of malicious destruction of property $1,000-$20,000.

In exchange for his plea, Bennett’s jail time will be capped at one year.

Bennett told Judge Robert D. Springstead that he and his wife were going through a divorce when the incident occurred Aug. 30 in Newfield Township. “I just stopped by the house, and I was hoping to see the kids,” he said. “I saw her sitting there with the kids and (her boyfriend), and I just kind of lost it.”

Bennett then slashed two tires of her boyfriend’s vehicle with a knife and broke the double-pane slider window of the residence. “When I seen that, I just punched it once and that’s when when I took off. I smashed it.”

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 10-23 months.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 13 at 9 a.m.

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