November 25, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Church Burglar Charged

Joshua L. Higgins, 22, of Springfield has been charged with 13 counts of 2nd Degree Burglary and one count 1st Degree Burglary. Police believe that Higgins is responsible for the rash of church burglaries that started in August. In most of the church burglaries cash was taken after Higgins made forced entry into the churches.

Police are continuing to investigate several other burglaries and further charges are possible. Higgins’ bond was set at $50,000.

Higgins was charged with burglary at the following locations.

SPD Case Number: 09-44672

Media Contact: Lt. David Millsap, phone: 417-864-1751; Release authorized by: Lt. David Millsap

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 •