A Spring Valley man has been sentenced to almost six months in jail for a string of burglaries in the region last year.

33-year-old Michael Niemeyer earlier pleaded guilty to a second-degree burglary charge as part of a plea agreement that led to the dismissal of four other burglary and theft charges.

He was arrested last April after law enforcement officers from several counties raided a rural home near Spring Valley and found stolen property linked to numerous break-ins in Fillmore and Mower Counties.

After he serves his jail time, Niemeyer will be on probation for 10-years and he has been ordered to pay over $5000 dollars in restitution.