SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City teenager was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for a string of burglaries in Sioux City's Leeds neighborhood.

Joseph Tapia, 18, pleaded guilty in Woodbury County District Court to three counts of second-degree burglary from an Aug. 3 crime spree and one count of third-degree burglary for a 2016 burglary.

Tapia admitted to breaking into homes in the 4500 block of Perry Way, the 3900 block of Madison Street and the 3900 block of Monroe Street on Aug. 3. He also admitted to breaking into a garage in the 2500 block of East Solway Street on June 29, 2016, and stealing a $3,000 bicycle, which he tried to sell.

Tapia was ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined to the victims jointly with his two co-defendants.

Jeremy Mahaney, 19, of Sioux City, is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 23 on two counts of second-degree burglary and single counts of first- and third-degree burglary, second-degree theft and operating a vehicle without the owner's consent.

Henry Deleon, 17, of Sioux City, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary and single counts of first- and third-degree burglary and second-degree theft. His attorney has filed a motion to have his case transferred to juvenile court and a January hearing has been scheduled.

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