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.