A man who gave his identification when he pawned items he stole from a Hickory church was sentenced to at least seven years in prison this week.
Timothy Nathaniel Wingo, 41, of Hickory, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to breaking into a house of worship, obtaining property by false pretense and admitting his status as a habitual felon, prosecutors said.
Wingo’s sentence was lengthened by his status as a habitual felon, which included felony convictions since 1994 in Burke, Rutherford and Forsyth counties.
In the latest case, Wingo admitted to stealing a keyboard and speaker from Temple of Refuge Church in July 2015.
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