Two men have been charged in Anoka County District Court with felony first-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into a St. Francis home.
Dustin Travis Daudt, 21, Isanti, was arraigned in court on the charge Nov. 16 and is due back in court Dec. 12, but a warrant was issued by the court for co-defendant Kyle Christopher Paine, 29, Coon Rapids, whose whereabouts are unknown.
According to the complaint, a female homeowner on Riverbank Lane was awakened around 4:40 a.m. Nov. 14 by the sounds of a woman screaming and male voices yelling.
When she got up, she saw two men running past her and she allegedly recognized Daudt as one of them.
According to the woman’s nephew, he had got up to investigate strange sounds coming from the attached garage and when he opened the door, he allegedly saw Daudt and Paine running toward the door.
He attempted to shut and lock the door while calling out he was going to call the police.
After Daudt and Paine allegedly forced their way into the house, the nephew said Daudt checked to make sure the police had not been called and then ran up the stairs to the room of second woman in the house.
Daudt allegedly began assaulting her, hitting her in the back of the head several times and demanding his shoes back.
When the nephew tried to intervene, Daudt allegedly punched him several times in the head and caused him to fall.
Daudt and Paine allegedly ran out of the house when they heard the homeowner yelling.
According to the women, Daudt had called her earlier in the evening and told her that if she did not return his property he would beat her.
Tammy Sakry is at firstname.lastname@example.org