Holton man gets 12-25 years for robbing Ferrysburg store

A 50-year-old Holton man will spend up to 25 years in prison for robbing a Ferrysburg convenience store at gunpoint on Aug. 1. Jon Lee DeJong, 8816 Holton Road, was sentenced Monday morning by Ottawa County Circuit Judge Jon Hulsing. DeJong was ordered to serve between 12 and 25 years on the armed robbery charge, and 2-5 years for fleeing and eluding a police officer. An habitual offender charge had been dropped in exchange for the guilty plea on Aug. 15.
Becky Vargo
Oct 4, 2011

 

Although DeJong asked for leniency — “not for me; but for my wife, daughter, my son and my brother,” he said to the judge — Hulsing noted that DeJong’s previous criminal history was too great for that kind of consideration.

DeJong was also ordered to pay restitution, and fines and costs.

Hulsing noted that most of the money taken that day from The Reef, 17176 W. Spring Lake Road, had been recovered.

See Tuesday's Tribune for more details.

 

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