2012-11-15 / Front Page

Two men ordered to prison

Separate burglary cases end in sentences for area residents

MANISTIQUE – Two area residents will spend time in prison following separate sentencing hearings on Oct. 8. The cases were unrelated.

Michael Alan Olsen, 24, of 620 Garden Ave., was sentenced for a series of burglary incidents occurring earlier this year. In a plea agreement, Olsen plead guilty to three of 11 charges he originally faced.

In 11th Circuit Court last Thursday, Olsen was sentenced to prison for: 48 months up to 15 years for one count of home invasion – second degree; 23 months up to 10 years for one count of home invasion – third degree; and 48 months up to 20 years for one count of home invasion second degree.

The sentences were ordered to be served concurrently, with credit for 143 days served.

Olsen was also ordered to pay approximately $25,904.61 restitution and $634 in fines and costs.

The restitution was ordered to be paid jointly with Samantha Jo Jenerou, a co-defendant in the case.

In an unrelated case, Russell Lee St. John, 31, was sentenced for a Sept. 12 burglary from a residence on North First Street.

He was originally charged with three felonies: second degree home invasion; larceny in a building; and possession of less than 25 grams of a Schedule 2 controlled substance.

St. John plead guilty to one county of home invasion – second degree. He was sentenced on Oct. 8 to serve 5 years up to 20 years in prison. A habitual offender – third offense charge was added to his sentence.

St. John was credited for 47 days served and ordered to pay $798 in fines and costs.

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