IR man pleads not guilty

CRYSTAL FALLS – An Iron River man accused of intending to use a debit card he had taken from a Gaastra residence has entered pleas of not guilty to three felony counts.

Adam Edward Petroff, 22, appeared Monday in Iron County Trial Court and pleaded not guilty to one felony count of home invasion-second degree, one felony count of financial transaction device-possession, and one felony count of financial transaction device-stealing or retaining without consent.

Due to a habitual offender-second offense notice, Petroff is subject to one-and-a-half times the maximum penalty.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to serve more than 22 years in prison, as the home invasion count carries a maximum penalty of 15 years.

A pre-trail in the matter was scheduled for Aug. 18. Cash bond was set at $2,500.

The charges against Petroff stem from a July 21 incident.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, he allegedly entered a residence on Oakwood Avenue in Gaastra without permission and took the victim’s debit card.

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