A Greenwood man is facing 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to a string of burglaries across north Greenwood in 2015, according to a release from the Eighth Circuit Solicitor's Office.
Gregory Harrison pleaded guilty to five counts of second-degree burglary before he stood trial on more than 35 burglary-related charges. Circuit Judge Frank Addy Jr. sentenced Harrison to three consecutive terms of 10 years in prison, suspended to a total of 20 years followed by five years of probation.
Harrison committed burglaries from December 2014 to April 2015 in the area of Deadfall Road and Northside Drive, the release said. In each burglary, the back or side doors were kicked in when the homeowners were gone, the release said.
Jewelry, silverware, weapons and other items were stolen, the release said.
Footwear impressions and tire treads left by a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche led investigators to Harrison, the release, along with a GPS tracking device. Harrison had been using his tree cutting service to scout houses he would burglarize, the release said.
Solicitor David Stumbo and Assistant Solicitor Micah Black prosecuted the case, and Harrison was represented by Greenwood attorney Andrew Hodges.