Update: Broken Jaw Robber Sentenced

By: AP
By: AP

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) -- A Jackson man who authorities say had his jaw broken by a naked, baseball bat-wielding homeowner during a break-in has been sentenced to at least seven years in prison.
Jackson County Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson on Thursday sentenced 25-year-old Ronald Powell to seven to 20 years in prison.
Powell pleaded no contest Sept. 1 to first-degree home invasion. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as a conviction.
Tim Maynard's home in Jackson was broken into early on Aug. 5. The 28-year-old Maynard said he struck the suspect with a baseball bat he keeps under the bed for "just such an occasion."
Defense attorney Wendell Jacobs said Powell entered the plea because he had no defense in the case and can't remember the incident.

WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. Comments may take up to 24 hours or longer to appear on the site.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 63740887 - wilx.com/a?a=63740887
Gray Television, Inc.