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Man gets 20 years in prison for burglary

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Richard Leon Chaffin Jr. (Source: Chatham County District Attorney's Office) Richard Leon Chaffin Jr. (Source: Chatham County District Attorney's Office)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A Savannah man pleaded guilty to burglary charges and received 20 years in prison without the possibility of parole.

Richard Leon Chaffin Jr., 33, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of burglary and was prosecuted under the Recidivist Clause – which means that criminals who have three prior felonies must service the maximum sentence without parole, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office.

Chaffin Jr. was responsible for 11 burglaries in 2012 in Savannah and Chatham County. He had several arrests and charges in the past, including burglary, theft by receiving stolen property, theft by taking and probation violation. 

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