Cadillac man charged with larceny, drug-related offenses

Scott Allen McDaniel Jr., 30, of Cadillac is facing larceny and drug-related charges from two separate incidents after he was arraigned recently in 84th District Court.

CADILLAC — A 30-year-old Cadillac man is facing larceny and drug-related charges from two separate incidents after he was arraigned recently in 84th District Court.

Scott Allen McDaniel Jr. was charged with one count of larceny of $1,000 or more but less than $20,000 for allegedly taking silver and platinum bars in Springville Township on May 9. A habitual offender fourth offense notice was added to the charge which carries a maximum penalty of up to life in prison if the primary offense is punishable by up to five years in prison or 15 years in prison if the primary offense is punishable by under five years in prison.

If convicted of that charge, McDaniel Jr. faces up to life in prison.

He also was arraigned on charges of possession of methamphetamine, operating while license suspended, revoked or denied second or subsequent offense and operating a motor vehicle without security for his connection with an incident on or about May 12 in Cadillac. A habitual offender fourth offense notice was added to the charges, which again carries a maximum penalty of up to life in prison if the primary offense is punishable by up to five years in prison or 15 years in prison if the primary offense is punishable by under five years in prison.

If convicted, McDaniel Jr. again faces up to life in prison.

The charges in both cases are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt. McDaniel Jr. is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. The prosecution has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

A $25,000 cash or surety bond was issued for the larceny-related case while a $50,000 cash or surety bond was issued on the drug and driving-related case. A probable cause conference was scheduled for 10 a.m. on May 21 for both cases. 

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