New Era man sent to jail for receiving, concealing stolen trailer

November 23, 2015
Joseph Terheggen, at left, with his attorney, Jeffrey West.

Joseph Terheggen, at left, with his attorney, Jeffrey West.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 55-year-old New Era man was ordered by 27th Circuit Court Judge Anthony A. Monton to serve 30 days forthwith of an 11-month discretionary jail term Monday, Nov. 23, for a conviction of receiving and concealing property.

Joseph Marion Terheggen, of 5881 48th Ave., pleaded “no contest” last month to receiving and concealing property valued between $1,000-$20,000, which was a 22-foot-long covered trailer.

Terheggen was initially charged with three counts of receiving and concealing stolen property, but two of the counts were dismissed in a plea deal.

The conviction is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Terheggen “came into possession of a covered trailer” last September in Golden Township and later “disposed of the trailer in Kentucky,” said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon previously. It was a 22-foot-long enclosed trailer, Monton said.

Terheggen was also ordered to serve three years probation. He received credit for one day served in jail.

A restitution hearing is set for Dec. 21 at 10 a.m.

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