This morning in the 33rd Circuit Court, David Edward Stockford, 50, of Cheboygan, was sentenced to prison on two charges of receiving and concealing stolen property $1,000 or more but less than $20,000.
One of the charges carried with it a habitual offender sentencing enhancement, on that file he was sentenced to 24 months to 90 months in prison. On the other file he was sentenced to 24 to 60 months in prison. The sentences will be served concurrently.
The charges arose from the defendant twice driving stolen vehicles. On June 8, 2015, an East Jordan resident found Stockford sleeping in his motorhome. A Honda Shadow motorcycle was parked nearby, having been reported stolen on April 11.
Shortly after Stockford was released on bond for that offense, he crashed a vehicle in Wilson Township, Charlevoix County. The vehicle had earlier been reported stolen from Cheboygan County.
Judge Roy C. Hayes III noted that Stockford has a lengthy criminal history including five prior felony convictions and 17 prior misdemeanors.
Also, Kody James Neumann, 18, of Charlevoix, was sentenced to 12 months probation and 90 days in jail, held in abeyance, on a conviction for unlawful use of an automobile, commonly referred to as joyriding.
Neumann was a passenger in a stolen vehicle that crashed in a ditch on Behling Road in Boyne City on October 25, 2014. Though Neumann fled the scene, his DNA was found in the vehicle.
The Office will be releasing another statement shortly, following an arraignment to occur in the 90th District Court later this morning.