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Church burglary suspect sentenced to more than four years in prison

Posted at 9:37 PM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 14:00:16-05

(Update 12/20/17 11:00 a.m.) Dillon Dabbs appeared in court on Wednesday and was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.


(Update 12/14/17 6:55 p.m.) Dillion Dabbs took a plea deal on Thursday, December 14 and will be back in court December 20.


The man accused of breaking into an east Bakersfield church and stealing electronic equipment was in court on Tuesday. 

Investigators said Dillion Dabbs broke into the Pleasant View Baptist Church on South Haley Street on Nov. 26. The burglary was all caught on surveillance video. The thief was seen stealing TVs, audio equipment and a video camera. 

Dabbs, 22, was arrested on Dec. 2 after a car chase in a stolen vehicle ended with a crash near the corner of Panorama Drive and Union Avenue. 

Dabbs is facing seven felony charges including second-degree burglary, resisting arrest and gang-related charges. He's due back in court on Dec. 14.