Henderson County, Texas (FOX 51) — An East Texas man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being convicted from several burglaries that happened in 2013.
Joshua Shapley, 31, of Chandler was sentenced in the Texas Departmetn of Corrections today in a Henderson County District Court.
The convictions stem from several burglaries that happened in the Spring of 2013.
During one burglary, deputies with Henderson County Sheriff's Office were called to a home that had been broken into off of Anderson County Road 3030.
The owner of the home had left for work and came home to find her home had be ransacked and her television, shotgun, and jewelry had been stolen.
Hours later a DPS trooper noticed during a traffic stop that Shapley was in possession of several items matching the description of the items taken.
In addition, Henderson County investigators were told by Smith County detectives that Shapley had confessed to several other burglaries where tools, flatware, jewelry, guns, and other items had been stolen.
Shapley also had prior convictions for drug offenses and a conviction for federal firearms violations.
Shapley was ordered to pay restitution to the victims.