Grover Beach man pleads no contest to breaking into home, punching residents

mfountain@thetribunenews.comJuly 8, 2014 

Michael L. Davis Jr., 27, of Grover Beach was arrested Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, on suspicion of burglary and robbery. Original story »

A Grover Beach man accused of punching two residents whose home he was caught robbing in August 2013 waived his jury trial Monday and pleaded no contest in exchange for a plea bargain.

Michael Lewis Davis Jr., 28, pleaded no contest to one felony count of first-degree residential burglary and another count of assault in exchange for the dropping of two robbery charges and one assault charge.

Davis originally pleaded not guilty to all charges in September 2013.

His attorney, Heather Buckley, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Davis allegedly broke into an occupied home in the early morning hours of Aug. 15 and was confronted by the residents. According to investigators, Davis punched the residents in the face with his fists then fled the home with their property.

He was later identified and located still in possession of the property.

Davis is scheduled for sentencing Aug. 25 at San Luis Obispo County Superior Court. He faces a maximum of four years in state prison and must serve 85 percent of his sentence. The conviction will count as two strikes under California’s Three Strikes law.

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