Mt. Vernon man sentenced to 16 years for Posey Co. burglaries

Man sentenced to 16 years in Posey Co. burglaries

POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) - A Mt. Vernon man was sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple burglaries and thefts in Posey County.

Wednesday, 36-year-old Daniel Farris was in court for sentencing. He had previously plead guilty to two separate charges of burglary, as well as multiple charges of felony theft and residential entry.

As part of his guilty plea, Farris admitted to breaking and entering multiple residences in Posey County in February of 2020.

Law enforcement was able to recover several items that were stolen in the burglaries.

“Our homes are a sanctuary,” stated Posey County Prosecutor Thomas Clowers. “It’s where we raise our families. Everyone should feel safe and secure in their home. Unfortunately, due to the actions of Daniel Farris, that sense of security was stolen from the victims in these cases. I’m grateful for the investigative work of Posey County law enforcement, which allowed my office to hold Mr. Farris accountable for his actions. Mr. Farris has 13 prior felony convictions, including a prior burglary. The court’s sentence will remove Mr. Farris from our community for a significant period of time. Hopefully the court’s sentence brings some measure of justice to the victims of his crimes.”

Daniel Michael Farris. (Source: Posey Co. Sheriff's Office)
Daniel Michael Farris. (Source: Posey Co. Sheriff's Office) (Source: Posey Co. Sheriff's Office)

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