Muskegon man pleads guilty to receiving, concealing.

January 13, 2020

Jacob Bectel with attorney Timothy Hayes.

Muskegon man pleads guilty to receiving, concealing.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 31-year-old Muskegon man faces six months in jail after pleading guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Jan. 13, to a felony of receiving and concealing stolen property.

Jacob Michael Bectel, of 569 Sunshine Lane, said he received a stolen quad and tires last September from someone who owed him $500. The transaction occurred at a campground in Leavitt Township, Bectel testified before Judge Robert D. Springstead.

Bectel testified that he had reason to believe the property was stolen. He tried to sell the items on Facebook Marketplace, which later led to his arrest. The property was recovered by police.

In exchange for his plea, a felony charge of methamphetamine possession dismissed.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-9 months, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. Bectels’ up-front jail time is not to exceed six months.

Sentencing is set for March 9.

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