BELLEVILLE, IL (KMOX) – A Belleville man has been sentenced to a decade in prison for a string of arsons and burglaries in rural St. Clair County.
24-year-old Bryan Boide was sentenced to ten years on three counts of Arson. Boide was also sentenced to six years of imprisonment on an additional three counts of Arson and three counts of Burglary.
The arsons took place over the spring of this year.
Prosecutors requested the maximum sentence of fourteen years of imprisonment be imposed on Boide despite his lack of any significant criminal history. The defendant requested that the court impose a sentence of between three and four years.
According to the state prosecutor’s office, estimates place the total property damage loss of the arsons at approximately one million dollars.