Dearborn County judge sentences man to 88 years in prison for burglaries

Posted at 1:33 PM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 13:33:09-05

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. -- A Dearborn County judge sentenced a man to 88 years in prison for a string of burglaries last year, Prosecutor Lynn Deddens announced Friday.

Deddens described 43-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Henderson as a "career burglar" in a Facebook post announcing the sentence from Dearborn County Circuit Court Judge James Humphrey.

Henderson pleaded guilty last month to 17 counts of burglary, all fourth-degree felonies, for crimes that occurred between August and October of 2017.

Humphrey cited Henderson's criminal history that includes 19 previous felony convictions when he set the 88-year sentence on Nov. 29, according to Deddens.

Authorities arrested Henderson and his mother, Bonnie Henderson, in November 2017 after an investigation into a string of daytime burglaries in the Manchester Township area. 

"These detectives, with help from the community, were able to solve the rash of burglaries perpetrated by these two individuals and now, Mr. Henderson will serve a significant sentence for his crimes," Deddens said in a written statement.

Court records show that Bonnie Henderson was sentenced in September to 10 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to one charge of fourth-degree burglary.