A Dickson County man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to burglarizing 10 businesses, churches and homes in a six-week period last year. Thomas Owen Herrell Jr. of Manley Loop pleaded guilty in Dickson County Circuit Court to nine counts of burglary, one count of aggravated burglary and two counts of theft. In the plea bargain agreement, eight charges of theft and a charge of vandalism were dropped by the state. Judge Robert Burch sentenced Herrell, who turns 26 on Thursday, to six two-year sentences to be served consecutively and six two-year sentences to be served concurrently for a total of 12 years in prison. As a range I offender, Herrell could be eligible for release after serving 30 percent of his sentence. Herrell and 21-year-od Toshia M. Raynor, also of Manley Loop, were indicted in April for a series of burglaries occurring between Oct. 27 and Dec. 6, 2011, that included nine local businesses, three churches and a home. The pair was charged with taking televisions, computers, electronics, guns, cash and other items. The businesses that were hit included High Point Restaurant, The Plant Ranch, Middle Tennessee Mortgage, Staff Partners, Dr. Jerome Burr and J&H Construction, with burglaries also at Walnut Street Church of Christ, Grace Baptist Church and Pomona Church of Christ. They also were charged with vandalizing the Jehovah’s Witness Church in a failed break-in. Herrell also was indicted last week for the sale of Xanax, making a false report to police and attempt to commit theft. He is scheduled to be arraigned on those charges in January.