IM man sentenced to 12 months jail for cutting lock


Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN – A 32-year-old Iron Mountain man was sentenced to 12 months in the Dickinson County Jail for malicious destruction to utility property and attempted carrying a concealed weapon.

Peter V. Colburn was handed the sentence by Judge Richard Celello.

He was convicted of habitual offense, second offense.

Colburn, represented by Henry McRoberts of Iron Mountain, was given credit for 51 days already served.

According to the felony complaint, the charges stem from between July 11 and Aug. 21 of last year when Colburn was living in a mobile home with his girlfriend, and the electricity had been shut off due to non-payment of the bill to We Energies. Inspection by a We Energies employee indicated the lock placed on the meter had been cut, and wires were altered to allow power to flow to the trailer without being detected.

For the weapon charge, Colburn was arrested on an outstanding warrant on Sept. 27. According to the complaint, officers located a knife with a double-sided blade in his front pants pocket.

Colburn was previously convicted of unarmed burglary of unoccupied structure and grand theft of a motor vehicle in Bartow, Fla. on Jan. 23, 2009.

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