GH man pleads not guilty in break-in, chase

A Grand Haven man charged with breaking into a Ferrysburg business, then leading police on a high-speed chase, demanded preliminary examination when he was arraigned Tuesday in 58th District Court.
Becky Vargo
Dec 8, 2011

Bond was set at $35,000 cash/surety with conditions, and the man continues to be held at the Ottawa County Jail.

David Michael Guest, 28, said he lived in Ferrysburg and Coloma before being evicted and moving in with his mother in Grand Haven. An earlier story in the Tribune had identified him as being from Ferrysburg.

Guest was charged with breaking and entering a building with intent to steal, which is a 10-year felony, Judge Richard Kloote told him during the afternoon video arraignment.

Guest is also charged with third-degree fleeing and eluding, motor vehicle theft, larceny of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon in an automobile — all five-year felonies.

Kloote said the bond was set high because of the seriousness of the charges — and because of Guest’s history of drug and alcohol offenses, and failure to report as required to his probation officer.

Guest also entered a not-guilty plea to a probation violation charge. A hearing will be set on that charge and bond was placed at $600.

Spring Lake/Ferrysburg police were attracted to the vehicle Guest was driving about 11:20 p.m. Monday, because the vehicle did not have any taillights.

Police were waiting near the Pizza Hut in Ferrysburg to arrest a different person on an outstanding warrant, when they said Guest drove by in a stolen vehicle. At the time, officers did not know the 1998 Chevrolet Trailblazer was stolen, and proceeded to pull it over because of the taillight issue, Police Chief Roger DeYoung said.

Guest remains lodged at the Ottawa County Jail pending a hearing with attorneys on Dec. 13. Public defender Joe Legatz was assigned to his case.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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