ESCANABA - The first of three defendants was sentenced in court Thursday in connection with break-ins earlier this summer at an Escanaba Township home.
During sentencing in Delta County Circuit Court, Daniel Robert Derouin, 19, of Gladstone, was ordered to spend seven months in jail on one count of attempted second-degree home invasion. He pleaded guilty to the felony last month.
Derouin has been serving time in jail since June when he was arrested by the Delta County Sheriff's Department following a break-in at a residence on J Road involving the theft of guns. He was given credit for 99 days served in jail as of Thursday.
Judge Stephen Davis also sentenced Derouin to one year of probation, $868 in fines and costs, and restitution to be determined.
Co-defendants involved in break-ins at the same home are Ashley Marie Munroe, 22, of Escanaba, and Joseph Jonathan Kossow, 20, of Gladstone. Guns and scrap metal, including an engine block, were taken from the home.
Munroe entered pleas last month in connection with the break-ins. She pleaded guilty to second-degree home invasion (a 15-year felony), pleaded guilty to attempted receiving and concealing stolen weapons (a five-year felony), and pleaded guilty to attempted larceny in a building (a two-year misdemeanor). Munroe is scheduled to be sentenced in circuit court on Oct. 1.
Also last month, Kossow pleaded guilty to breaking and entering without breaking with intent (a five-year felony) and pleaded no contest to attempted accessory after the fact (a two-and-a-half-year felony). He is scheduled to be sentenced in circuit court on Oct. 4.
Prior to being sentenced on Thursday, Derouin apologized to the court for all the times he's been charged and said he would apologize to the victim if he could.
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