He is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 22 by Ottawa County Circuit Judge Jon Hulsing.
Harmsen pleaded no contest on July 16 to assault with intent to rob while armed, first-degree home invasion, unlawful imprisonment and using a firearm to commit a felony.
The charges stem from a March 14 incident when Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a home invasion in the 16800 block of Riley Street in Park Township. Harmsen entered the 54-year-old woman’s home with a weapon and demanded money from her. The woman was placed in restraints, but she was unharmed, police said.
A Holland police K-9 unit assisting at the scene located Harmsen’s vehicle nearby, and police found Harmsen at his Holland Township worksite later the same day. He was arrested without incident.
A no-contest plea does not admit guilt, but is treated the same as a guilty plea at sentencing.
Assault with intent to rob while armed carries a penalty of up to a life sentence in prison. Home invasion carries up to 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $5,000, and using a firearm to commit a felony is a five- to 10-year sentence. Along with up to 15 years in prison, unlawful imprisonment carries a fine of up to $20,000.
Harmsen is being held on a $750,000 bond and will remain in the Ottawa County Jail until he is sentenced.