Man faces jail for smashing his mom’s house, car windows.

April 6, 2021

Skofic appears in court via Polycom video conferencing from the Genesee County Jail.

Man faces jail for smashing his mom’s house, car windows.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 20-year-old man currently lodged in the Genesee County Jail in a separate case pleaded guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, April 5, to malicious destruction of property $1,000-$20,000.

Bradley James Skofic, Jr., who appeared via Polycom video conferencing from the Genesee County Jail, testified before Judge Robert D. Springstead that he smashed windows in his mother’s house and her car last December in Claybanks Township.

“I got mad because she broke my phone,” Skofic said. “I destroyed the TV, the car windows and all the windows in the house.”

Oceana County Assistant Prosecutor Chad DeRouin said Skofic used pots and pans to smash the Ford Fusion windows and “some type of plastic rod or pole” to break windows and the TV in the house.

Skofic faces a jail term of four and a half months, which is at the midpoint of the 0-9 sentencing guidelines in the case. Restitution will also be ordered, but the total amount has not yet been determined. He will likely also be sentenced to two years of probation, said Judge Springstead.

One count of domestic violence was dismissed in a plea agreement.

Malicious destruction of property $1,000-$20,000 is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Sentencing is set for June 14 at 11:20 a.m.

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