Gun Thief Sentenced to Prison

Ryan Chris Bobzien, 43, Petoskey, was sentenced to serve 86 to 180 months in prison following his conviction for home invasion, second degree. The sentence was pronounced in the 33rd Circuit Court by Judge Roy C. Hayes III.

Bobzien had pleaded guilty on October 9, 2020, admitting under oath that he had gone into a residence in Boyne Valley Township while the owner and family were out of town and stole two firearms and ammunition.

Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof indicated at sentencing that Bobzien’s actions were part of a nine-month crime spree which also spread to Emmet County where Bobzien was convicted of three counts of possessing counterfeit tools, home invasion, first degree, possession of a weapon by a felon and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Bobzien was previously sentenced to serve 13 to 20 years on these charges in the 57th Circuit Court for Emmet County. His sentences will be served concurrently.

In handing down the sentence, Judge Hayes noted that one of the weapons stolen in this matter was not recovered and was traded for drugs.

About Allen Telgenhof

Allen Telgenhof is the Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney; he has been an attorney since 1989 and a high school baseball coach since 2005. Graduated from Clio High School, Michigan State University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Proud father of Ty, Ally, Will and Lou and husband to Erin.
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