By LISA M. HOFFMANN
IRON MOUNTAIN - One of the six individuals charged with attempted breaking and entering of Jayz Tobacco Outlet in Iron Mountain has been sentenced to a prison term.
Three other individuals were sentenced under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act status. A fifth person was sentenced to a jail term. A sixth person will be sentenced next month.
- Christopher Holmberg, 21, of Iron Mountain, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for attempted breaking and entering. Judge Richard Celello did not have an objection to bootcamp after six months in prison.
Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Brule said something has to change.
"Mr. Holmberg has always been honest and that level of honesty will let him face his problems and overcome them," she said.
His attorney Grant Carlson of Iron Mountain agreed Holmberg has had numerous opportunities to address his substance abuse issues.
At his sentencing, Holmberg said he has had a severe problem with drugs and alcohol.
"I have completed treatments and never had success after. Whatever happens, happens, I'm ready to take responsibility for it," he said.
Judge Celello sentenced Holmberg to a minimum of one year six months to a maximum of five years in prison. He was given credit for 28 days served.
Other sentencings handed out by Judge Celello included:
- Daniel Scott Schuirmann, 23, of Iron Mountain, was sentenced to five months in jail for attempted breaking and entering a building, five months in jail for uttering and publishing and 93 days in jail for larceny $200 to $1,000. He was given 129 days credit.
Brule said she hopes Schuirmann can move forward and change his life.
Schuirman accepted responsibility for his actions. It was noted he was too old to qualify for HYTA status.
He was represented by attorney Adam Kruppstadt of Iron Mountain.
- Samantha Recla, 21, of Kingsford, was sentenced to 90 days jail with credit for one day served under the HYTA status for attempted breaking and entering.
She was represented by Dan Jaspen of Iron Mountain.
- Mariah Leigh VanPembrook, 21, of Iron Mountain, was sentenced to 12 months probation and 60 days in jail under HYTA for attempted breaking and entering. She was given credit for two days served.
Her attorney Dan Anderson of Iron Mountain said she was the first one to admit guilt for these incidents. Brule said VanPembrook needs to get a job and be a more productive member of the community.
- Alessandra Franch, 20, of Iron Mountain, was sentenced to 14 months probation and 45 days in jail under HYTA for attempted breaking and entering. She was given credit for one day served. Franch was represented by attorney Kalen Lipe of Iron Mountain.
- Judge Mary B. Barglind will sentence Korina Renee Beauchamp, 20, of Kingsford, for attempted breaking and entering on Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. Sentencing has been recommended under HYTA status.
She is being represented by attorney John Kivissarri of Iron River.
The charges against all the individuals stem from an attempted break-in at Jayz Tobacco Outlet in Iron Mountain on May 30.
According to the felony complaint, officers observed several people outside Jayz Tobacco at 12:20 a.m. and then observed them run from the area when the squad car approached.
Officers learned from those questioned at the scene that they had planned to break in to the tobacco shop to steal "spice." The substance has since been outlawed for sale in Michigan.
Felony complaints state two hammers and a screwdriver were used in the attempted break-in.
Lisa M. Hoffmann's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.