Alleged Grand Rapids Furniture Store Thief Arraigned
Michael McClerin, 41, is charged with felony receiving and concealing stolen property over $20,000, according to Lt. Patrick Merrill with Grand Rapids Police.
McClerin allegedly broke into Gorman’s Home Furnishings, 2320 28th Street SE, on both March 3 and March 9 and stole the couch and cushions, Merrill said.
Police also believe that McClerin broke into other home furnishing stores and took other high-end items, including a $5,000 mattress from The Mattress Store, 2733 28th St. SE.
Merrill said McClerin has stolen roughly $100,000 worth of items.
McClerin was arrested March 20 on an illegal weapons charge. Merrill said officers found a receipt for a storage unit that contained stolen items, although the stolen couch and cushions were not among them.
He raised the $50,000 bond for the weapons charge on March 24 and was free until his arrest Monday, Merrill said.
He is now being held on a $500,000 bond.
His probable cause hearing on the stolen property charge is scheduled April 10. He faces up to 20 years in prison because of prior convictions, Merrill said.