New Era man faces jail for home invasion.

March 8, 2021

New Era man faces jail for home invasion.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 43-year-old New Era man pleaded guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, March 8, to a felony of third-degree home invasion.

Skofic

Bradley James Skofic, Sr., whose last address was listed as 3110 W. Tahoe Trail, admitted that he entered his ex-girlfriend’s house Dec. 27 in Claybanks Township. Skofic testified before Judge Robert D. Springstead that he had no permission to go there, and a condition of his parole is that he have no contact with her.

A fourth-offense habitual offender designation was dismissed.

The maximum penalty for third-degree home invasion is five years in prison, said Judge Springstead.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are nine to 23 months, and Skofic’s up-front jail term will not exceed nine months, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. He will likely be sentenced to probation for three years.

Because Sofic was on parole at the time of his offense, his sentence will run consecutively to any parole violation sanctions he incurs, and he receives no credit for his time spent in jail so far.

According to the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS), Skofic was paroled June 26, 2019. He was sentenced May 21, 2012 to two to 22 years and six months for a conviction of second-degree home invasion. He was ordered to serve one year and two months to 21 years, April 10, 2006, for a two-count felony conviction of uttering and publishing. On June 17, 2003, he was sentenced to one year and one month to three years for third-offense domestic violence and one year and one month to two years for larceny in a building. OTIS records show that he was sentenced to two years and six months April 26, 2010 for uttering and publishing. An unlawful use of a vehicle conviction yielded a one year and six month sentence May 2, 2011. He was convicted of larceny in a building and sentenced Feb. 11, 2002 to three years in prison.

Skofic appeared for the pretrial hearing from the Oceana County Jail via Zoom video conferencing due to COVID-19.

Sentencing is set for May 3 at 10 a.m.

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