Cruson sentenced up to 30 for burglary ring

December 21, 2018

By Pat Maurer

A McBain man, Joseph Cruson II, will serve concurrent prison terms of up to 30 years for his part in a multi-county theft ring that also involved two others.12-21-18 MUG Cruson
Cruson pled guilty August 16th to breaking and entering a building with intent and home invasion second degree as a habitual 3rd offender.

The joint investigation was by the Michigan State Police and the Clare County Sheriff’s Office.

Cruson’s co-defendants are James Berube and Daniel A-C Weaver. Weaver was recently sentenced.

Cruson was sentenced on Monday by Judge Thomas Evans to 4.5 years to 20 years for the breaking and entering conviction and to 4.5 to 30 years for the home invasion, second conviction. He will receive cred for 556 days already served.

The two sentences in Clare County and the sentences he is already serving received from other counties will all run concurrently.

He was also ordered to pay $3,396 in fines, costs, court appointed attorney fees and restitution “to be paid joint and several with his co-defendants.

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