Goodwin sentenced for Osceola County break-ins, gun charge
REED CITY — The second Cadillac man arrested for numerous break-ins throughout Osceola County will continue his time in prison after being sentenced last week.
On Friday, Dickie Lee Goodwin Jr., 32, appeared in Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court for sentencing. Initially facing two dozen charges, Goodwin entered into a plea agreement with the Osceola County Prosecutor’s Office, pleading guilty to one count of criminal enterprises and one count of receiving and concealing a stolen firearm.
Goodwin was sentenced to between 10 and 20 years for the criminal enterprises charge and 30 months to 10 years for the firearms charge. Those sentences will run concurrently. He is given credit for 262 days already served.
Goodwin, along with co-defendant Nicholas John Bailey, 23, of Cadillac, was arrested in August in connection with a string of break-ins throughout Osceola County in which they targeted various businesses. The duo was eventually arrested breaking in to Hoagland’s Hardware in Tustin.
The main target during the break-ins was cash, but electronics, computers, cash registers and safes also were stolen from the businesses.
Bailey and Goodwin were initially facing 24 charges each in Osceola County — three counts of safe breaking, one count of acquiring/maintaining a criminal enterprise, 16 counts of breaking and entering a building with intent, one count of possession of burglar’s tools, one count of receiving and concealing a stolen firearm, one count of larceny of a firearm and one count of felony firearm.
Bailey also pleaded guilty to one count of criminal enterprises and one count of receiving and concealing a stolen firearm. On April 15, he was sentenced to between six and 20 years for the criminal enterprises charge and 14 months to 10 years for the firearms charge.
Both Goodwin and Bailey also were arrested and charged with numerous break-ins in neighboring counties.
In March, Goodwin was sentenced to between three months and 10 years in prison for a breaking and entering a building with intent charge in Mecosta County.
He was initially charged with one count of safe breaking, two counts of breaking and entering a building with intent and one count of larceny in a building. After pleading to one count of breaking and entering a building with intent, the other three charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement with the Mecosta County Prosecutor's Office.
Along with the Mecosta County conviction, Goodwin was serving time in prison for breaking and entering convictions in Wexford and Missaukee counties. His sentence for the Osceola County charges will run concurrently to his sentences from Wexford and Mecosta counties, according to court documents.