2018-02-08 / Courts

Alleged beer break-in has potential for life sentence

RISRIDGER RISRIDGER A 34-year-old Lake Leelanau man faces 20 or more years in prison as the result of an incident at a Centerville Township home in December.

Adam J. Risbridger was arraigned Tuesday on multiple charges relating to a break-in of a home on French Road.

According to the felony complaint Risbridger allegedly broke into an occupied home/garage Dec. 16 and stole beer. He is charged with firstdegree home invasion, a 20-year felony.

A separate charge of obstruction of justice was filed this week after the defendant allegedly ran from the home where sheriff’s deputies were executing a warrant for his arrest.

“He took off on foot running through the woods and fields for approximately one hour before he was finally apprehended,” the complaint states.

Obstruction of justice is felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Risbridger’s criminal history includes convictions of receiving and concealing stolen property in November 2004; breaking and entering in February 2007; and larceny in a building in October 2008.

He was charged as an habitual offender, which could increase his sentence to a term of life in prison.

Risbridger remains free on bond.

A preliminary examination is set for Feb. 27.

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