Muskegon man to be sentenced in SLT home invasion

A Muskegon man is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 7 in connection with the break-in of a Spring Lake Township home, where he also allegedly assaulted the female occupant. William Henry Nelson, 22, pleaded no contest to three of the four charges when arraigned Monday in Ottawa County Circuit Court. He will be sentenced on charges of first-degree home invasion, assault with intent to commit sexual penetration and larceny in a building. Nelson entered a not-guilty plea on an aggravated stalking charge.
Becky Vargo
Sep 22, 2011


He was being held in the Ottawa County Jail with a $500,000 bond, but bond was denied at the court hearing on Monday.

Nelson was arrested Aug. 31 for the incident, which occurred Aug. 12 on View Drive in Spring Lake Township. He broke into the home and confronted the homeowner, according to Detective Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Bennett said the woman was injured escaping from her home. She was able to get to a neighbor’s home safely and Nelson fled the scene, police said.

Nelson has two other convictions in the Ottawa County system. He was charged with illegal entry in 2006 and with minor in possession of alcohol in 2008.


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