A man who pleaded guilty to a rash of break-ins to help feed his drug habit was sentenced to 4 years in prison, Thursday. Cash Yoakem pleaded guilty in April to the 44 fifth-degree felony counts of breaking and entering that stemmed from October through January. Many occurred at local churches.


Ross County Court of Commons Pleas Judge Scott Nusbaum sentenced Yoakem to 8 months in prison for counts 1-6 to be served consecutively. Judge Nusbaum said the penalty for counts 7-44 is 8 months to be served concurrently to counts 1-6 for a total of 4 years.


The judge also ordered Yoakem pay a total restitution of $5,163. 


In court, Thursday, Yoakem said he was not a “monster” but a person who had a dependency struggle. He also apologized to the victims and his family.