By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers
TAYLOR – A 23-year-old Taylor man will spend at least five years in prison for a home invasion and aggravated stalking in August, but avoided lengthier potential sentences for sexual assault charges that were dismissed.
Jeremy Phillip Rozycki was sentenced Dec. 9 by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Margaret Van Houten to a term of five to 20 years in prison for first-degree home invasion. A concurrent sentence of two to five years will be served for a second conviction of aggravated stalking.
Rozycki was charged with breaking into the house of his former girlfriend in the 11700 block of Pine Street Aug. 28 following a late-night confrontation.
Police and prosecutors said Rozycki also assaulted the woman and their 3-year-old daughter; initial charges included criminal sexual conduct and child abuse. Those counts were dismissed last month after Rozycki pleaded guilty to home invasion and aggravated stalking.
Rozycki has been in custody since arrested in August, and was taken from court last week to begin serving his prison sentence.
(James Mitchell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)