A Michigan man arrested in Brookfield at the end of what police said was a three-state crime spree has been sent to Pennsylvania to face charges following his prosecution in Ohio.
Amos Mushatt Jr., 32, of Lansing, pleaded guilty March 23 to attempted receiving stolen property. Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge W. Wyatt McKay sentenced him April 20 to the 97 days he had spent in custody, and allowed his release to Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Police have charged Mushatt in two cases with burglary, theft, endangering the welfare of a child and other counts. He waived all charges to court at his preliminary hearing May 19 in Union County.
Brookfield police said they were dispatched Jan. 15 to a possibly intoxicated driver in the area of Bedford Road and Route 82. A policeman found an SUV matching the description in front of Trumbull County Eastern District Court, Brookwood Drive. The SUV did not have a license plate, police said.
Mushatt, the driver, told police that he had just bought the SUV, but did not have any paperwork to verify the sale, and the dealer had not given him a temporary tag, police said. He also did not have a license, police said.
A check of the vehicle identification number indicated the SUV had been stolen, police said. Mushatt was arrested.
Mushatt’s 12-year-old daughter was in the SUV, but would not say where they had come from or where they were going, police said.
The car contained more than $700 in rolled coins, cellphones, coin trays, phone accessories, a camera, computer tablets and laptops, computer accessories and other items, police said.
A Pennsylvania state trooper contacted Brookfield police and said the SUV had been stolen from a dealership in Lewisburg and involved in a bank robbery in which $900 in coins had been stolen. Mushatt is alleged to have gone to the Pennsylvania dealership in a vehicle stolen in Michigan, and stole the SUV he was arrested in, police said.
Police said arrangements were made for the girl’s mother to travel from Michigan to pick her up.
Lansing police told Brookfield police that Mushatt is alleged to have stolen his daughter’s mother’s vehicle and took the girl, of whom he had partial custody. Mushatt crashed his daughter’s mother’s vehicle in Michigan and stole another, the one he abandoned in Pennsylvania, police said.