McBain man pleads guilty to Osceola County home invasion

Daniel Burchett
Daniel Burchett

REED CITY — A McBain man serving time in prison for breaking and entering charges in Missaukee and Wexford counties entered a plea on Friday for crimes in Osceola County.

Daniel Scott Burchett, 21, pleaded guilty in Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court to one count of second-degree home invasion. In a separate case, he also entered a guilty plea to one count of larceny in a building.

Additional charges and his habitual offender notice were dismissed by the Osceola County Prosecutor’s Office, in exchange for his plea and truthful testimony against a co-defendant.

To create a factual basis for the guilty plea, Burchett testified that between Feb. 17 and Feb. 19 in Sherman Township, he used a credit card to break into a locked home. While in the home, Burchett took liquor and gas cans.

In regards to the larceny in a building charge, Burchett testified that between Feb. 17 and Feb. 19 in Highland Township he stole a leaf blower from a barn.

Burchett faces a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison and $3,000 in fines. The plea agreement asks for Burchett’s sentence to run concurrent to and not exceed sentences in Wexford and Missaukee counties.

Burchett is serving time at the Pugsley Correctional Facility in Kingsley after being sentenced in June on breaking and entering charges.

According to the Michigan Department of Corrections website, in Wexford County, Burchett was charged with attempted breaking and entering and sentenced to one year and six months to seven years and six months. In Missaukee County, he was charged with breaking and entering with intent and sentenced to two years and four months to 10 years.

Circuit Court Judge Scott Hill-Kennedy does not have to following the sentencing recommendation in the plea. If he decides to sentence Burchett to more time than what was in the plea agreement, Hill-Kennedy has to notify Burchett before sentencing, and Burchett can withdraw his plea.

Sentencing is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 12 in Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court.