Niagara man could face prison for business break-in


IRON MOUNTAIN — A Niagara, Wis., man could serve as many as 20 years in prison for breaking into a local business and stealing a cash box.

Ryan Grismer, 37, pleaded guilty Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court to breaking and entering a building with intent, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Grismer had initially been charged as a habitual offender-fourth and could have served up to life in prison. In exchange for his guilty plea, Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa Richards agreed to reduce the notice to a third offense, which doubles the maximum punishment.

According to the criminal complaint, Grismer admitted to breaking into Hometowne Lumber on April 14 and stealing a metal cash box. Grismer later forced the cash box open and took the money inside.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 22.