The guy who broke into Kid Rock‘s home back in July was finally sentenced for his crime. Judge Wendy Potts threw the book at Brian D. Keith, an unemployed father with 7 children, and actually exceeded sentencing guidelines. Keith was sentenced to a minimum of 48 months and up to 20 years in prison for felony attempted home invasion and malicious destruction of property.
According to The Boot, the judge went beyond the recommended sentence, citing his previous criminal record — including 28 misdemeanor and three felony convictions — as a reason to keep him behind bars in her ruling.
“You’re a tremendous danger to the public, and you have a total disregard for the law,” Judge Wendy Potts said during the sentencing (quote via Taste of Country).
Keith asked to be sent to a rehab center citing alcohol addiction as the reason for his crime. “I apologize to the victim,” he explained (quote via USA Today). “It is the result of addiction. I’m only asking for a chance to have substance abuse treatment.”
The judge offered him no sympathy, and said he could stay behind bars for up to 20 years for his crime. Kid Rock was not in court at the time of the sentencing, and is not seeking restitution for the $29,000 in damage Keith caused.