West Michigan burglar held at gunpoint by cancer patient sentenced
Burglar held at gunpoint by Dixon Smith's shotgun at West Michigan home sentenced to jail, probation
A West Michigan man who was held at gunpoint by a 63-year-old cancer patient during a home invasion has been sentenced to a year in jail.
Alex Dickerson, 26, also was given two years' probation earlier this week and ordered to pay court costs reports MLive.com.
A second man, 27-year-old James Polk, is to be sentenced Monday in Muskegon County Circuit Court.
They had pleaded guilty to home invasion.
Read: 5 dumbest criminals busted via Facebook.
They were arrested Sept. 20 after breaking into Dixon Smith's Laketon Township home, about 35 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.
Smith has stage 4 lymphoma which is in remission.
He previously said he confronted the two suspects just after the duo climbed the stairs to the second floor of his rural home.
Smith and police say one of the suspects picked the front door lock.
Read: Massive bank cyberattack planned.
He held a double-barreled shotgun on the two men until police arrived.
Bill expanding concealed-carry access passed by Michigan Legislature.
China knife attack wounds 22 school children.
Man sentenced 20 to 35 years in connection with Hamtramck murders.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.