Accused serial burglar confesses to targeting nearly 100 homes


by Gene Kang

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 19 at 2:01 PM

(WHAS11) -- A serial burglar accused of targeting nearly 100 homes in the Highlands, St. Matthews, Indian Hills and Prospect areas over the past six months confessed to the crimes in court Friday. 

Judge: "When the residents were gone?"
Richard Biscomb, said: "Yes."
Judge: "Were they through windows and doors?"
Biscomb: "Yes."

A judge flushed out 37-year-old Richard Biscomb, a former plumber. He pleaded guilty to 65 counts of burglary, fleeing and evading police, receiving stolen property and possession of Opana.

"As part of his restitution will be reimbursing them for their insurance deductible. There's approximately $122,000 that he will be required to pay back," said prosecutor, Nick Mudd.

Biscomb targeted several Jefferson County neighborhoods, prosecutors said, with the intentions of stealing jewelery. He admitted breaking through windows and doors during the day while homeowners were away.

As part of his deal, Biscomb didn't want his girlfriend to be prosecuted. In return, he'll have to help police solve unsolved burglaries.

"He's going to have a detective or multiple detectives take him around. He'll be in custody in the back of a police car and give any other information he may have," Mudd said.
Biscomb faces 13 years behind bars.     

Judge: "Are you confused about anything?"
Biscomb: "No."
Judge: "Court finds your plea has been made knowingly and voluntarily. I will accept your plea of guilt."

Biscomb will be sentenced on December 13.