Forty-two year old Donny Edward Madsen of Grand Rapids will serve 12 months in the Itasca County jail for a string of church burglaries between August and December of 2013.  Madsen was sentenced yesterday on six counts of felony attempted second degree burglary.  He also received a 57 month stayed prison sentence and was placed on ten year probation.   The issue of restitution will be addressed by the court on June 30th.

Churches robbed include:

Grace Community Church in Bigfork, Calvary Pines Baptist Church, Independent Apostolic Church in Deer River, Bigfork Assembly of God Church, West Cohasset Chapel, Balsam Bible Chapel in Bovey, Crossroads Family Church in Penguilly, and Itasca Bible Church in Grand Rapids.