Man pleads in Holland-area break-in, arson

Ottawa County
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HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — The man accused of breaking into several businesses and setting one on fire has taken a plea agreement.

Shane Wheeler pleaded no contest Tuesday to a count of third-degree arson as a fourth-time offender and to a count of breaking and entering.

Wheeler was arrested in November 2017 after a break-in at a Holland Township dry cleaner. Authorities say he and a 16-year-old were responsible for several break-ins in October and November of that year in the Holland and Zeeland areas.

Among those was the break-in at Graphix Signs & Embroidering northeast of Holland, which was also set on fire and destroyed.

Wheeler was set to stand trial starting March 12. His sentencing is scheduled for April 15.

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