A 32-year-old man who has been convicted of multiple burglaries and has a total of 13 felonies on his record was sentenced Thursday to more than eight years in prison.
Vance Terrell Jourdan recently pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary. Prosecutors dropped a cocaine possession charge in the plea deal.
The lengthy sentence was handed down because of Jourdan's long rap sheet and high offender score, which judges use to determine how long a defendant should be sentenced, prosecutors said.
Judge Vic VanderSchoor followed the prosecutors' recommendation.
"I think it's a fair sentence to the defendant, because under the point system he had maxed out and if the sentences were not consecutive he would of have gotten away with a free crime," said Deputy Prosecutor Terry Bloor. "I certainly think it also protects the community."
Jourdan's most recent convictions stem from breaking into two dental offices in March and April. He received sentences of 51 months on each. The terms are to be served consecutively.
Jourdan has burglary convictions dating back to 1996 and burglary charges pending in Franklin County, prosecutors said.