HYTA sentence delivered in home invasion case

HYTA sentence delivered in home invasion case

MARQUETTE — A Marquette man facing home invasion charges received his sentence in Marquette County Circuit Court Friday morning.

Twenty-one-year old Willie Sims was sentenced to probation under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act.  If he complies with the terms of probation, no conviction will be entered in the case and records of the court’s disposition will be sealed.

Sims pleaded guilty to one count of second degree home invasion last month. As a result of the plea agreement, a second charge against him was dropped, and an additional uttering and publishing case was dismissed.

Marquette City Police arrested Sims in December after an investigation into an alleged home invasion which resulted in the theft of his ex-girlfriend’s dog.