Man Tries To Steal Bathtub From Vacant Home

SAGINAW (AP) – A man tried to steal a bathtub from a vacant home in Saginaw.

Cedric T. Jones pleaded guilty last week to a misdemeanor charge of larceny from a vacant building. The 43-year-old from Buena Vista Township faces up to a year in jail.

In exchange for the plea, prosecutors will drop a felony charge of larceny from a building, which carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison.

Saginaw police Detective Allan Rabideau told Mlive.com that officers were dispatched to a vacant house in 1300 block of Norman after a neighbor reported seeing two men enter the home.

When officers arrived, they found Jones in the garage with the tub. Jones was bleeding, and there was blood on the tub, police said. The other man who the neighbor reported seeing had fled the scene before officers arrived.

Rabideau said Jones admitted stealing the tub and said he planned to sell it at a scrap yard for $20.

Jones, whose criminal history includes at least one breaking and entering conviction, remains jailed on a $7,500 bond. A sentencing date is pending.

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