Man testifies he returned to crime scene to steal gas after stealing quad.

February 10, 2020

Logan Duvall, left, with attorney Tim Hayes.

Man testifies he returned to crime scene to steal gas after stealing quad.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 20-year-old Shelby man testified in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Feb. 10, that he stole a quad from a barn in Leavitt Township last December and then returned to the crime scene to steal gas.

Logan Nathaniel Duvall, of 84 Ellis St., was on parole at the time he committed the crime.

Duvall pleaded guilty to breaking and entering with intent. In exchange, one count of unlawful use of a vehicle, two counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police and a third-offense habitual offender designation were dismissed. He’s looking at a 13-month prison term recommended by the prosecution.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-17 months, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison.

Duvall told Judge Robert D. Springstead that he entered an unlocked barn on East Taylor Road and stole a quad, Dec. 27.

“I happened to stumble upon it,” he said. “I ran out of gas with my car. I was walking and found this place.”

When he returned with the quad about a half hour later to steal gas, the homeowner called police and Duvall fled the scene.

“Did you get away?” Springstead asked. “Not for long,” Duvall answered. He told the judge that he ran through the woods to escape police.

Duvall was captured by Oceana County sheriff’s deputies the next morning in the 3000 block of East Garfield Road.

Duvall ran into a residence and locked the door, trying to evade police, and then jumped out the window, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. He then ran to another residence where he tried to hide inside a shed and then another outbuilding.

Deputies, with the assistance of K-9 Krieger, had tracked him down after searching “several known hangouts” and upon checking a residence, someone pointed deputies in his direction, Mast said.

Duvall was sentenced in Oceana County Dec. 3, 2018 to one and a half to 10 years in prison for receiving and concealing stolen guns.

Because Duvall was on parole when he committed the crime, his sentence will run consecutively to any parole violation sanctions he receives, the judge said. He will also receive zero credit for his time served in jail.

Sentencing is set for April 6 at 8:30 a.m.

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