Missouri burglar who targeted churches gets 10 years

Sunday, March 21, 2010 | 3:14 p.m. CDT; updated 4:07 p.m. CDT, Sunday, March 21, 2010

SPRINGFIELD — A judge has sentenced a southwest Missouri man to 10 years in prison for being a serial burglar who targeted churches.

The Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said in a news release that 23-year-old Joshua Higgins pleaded guilty to 17 counts of burglary, tampering and attempted burglary.

The burglaries happened at local churches over several months in 2009. The tampering occurred at a private home and the attempted burglary occurred at a local business.

Higgins is a prior offender.


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