Man behind rash of burglaries sentenced to 16 years in prison

Man behind rash of burglaries sentenced to 16 years in prison

PORTALES, N.M. (KFDA) - A Portales man behind a series of burglaries earlier this year has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison.

Gustav Jimenez, 34, pleaded no contest Thursday to aggravated fleeing law enforcement, four total counts of burglary and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. He was sentenced to 16-and-a-half years in prison.

Court records show the burglaries happened throughout Clovis and Portales.

County deputies arrested Jimenez on Jan. 7 after a high speed chase that ended with Jimenez crashing a stolen vehicle.

The Honorable Donna J. Mowrer presided over Thursday's hearing.

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