Matthew Jon Broersma, 41, of Custer, was sentenced to a minimum of 18 months to a maximum of five years in prison Tuesday in 51st Circuit Court.

Broersma was charged with receiving and concealing $1,000 to $20,000 in stolen property and malicious destruction of a building following a Sept. 28, 2016 arrest.

“This was a situation that got completely out of control and he got into an accident and unfortunately today he is still suffering from that problem,” said defense attorney Damian Nunzio.

Nunzio said things were taken and destroyed and Broersma is hoping to get out within the next year so he can re-enter society.

“I do recognize these two offenses — receiving and concealing stolen property of $1,000 or more and less than $20,000 (and) MDOP of a building did take place quite some time ago,” Judge Susan K. Sniegowski said.

Broersma must pay $20,958.40 in fines and costs.

Sniegowski added that Broersma is currently serving a prison sentence in Carson City Correctional Facility and this matter took place prior to his current incarceration.

He is currently serving a sentence of 2 to 10 1/2 years in prison following a Feb. 22, 2017, incident. He was sentenced on July 25, 2018, for two counts of using a computer to commit a crime in Muskegon County.