You’ll Go to Hell for Robbing a Church, but First Prison
We'll all have to answer for some things when we reach the Pearly Gates, I know I will. But I'm glad I don't have to face what this guy has to.
A Deadwood, South Dakota man who admitted to burglarizing two churches has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Judge Michelle Percy also ordered 52-year old Steven Purchase to pay nearly $1,100 in restitution.
Purchase pleaded guilty to burglarizing St. Ambrose Catholic Church in May 2014. Purchase cut himself, leaving blood on a broken window, and DNA connected him to the crime.
In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors dropped a second burglary charge, for a break-in at Grace Lutheran Church.
The Associated Press contributed to this story