A Coon Rapids man wanted on a warrant for his alleged role in a St. Francis home invasion has been charged in Anoka County District Court with two felonies after his arrest in Coon Rapids following a police pursuit.
Kyle Christopher Paine, 29, 11128 Bittersweet St. N.W., was arraigned in court yesterday (Thursday, Dec. 6) on possession of a firearm by a felon (crime of violence conviction) and fleeing police in a motor vehicle charges.
Paine was charged last month with felony first-degree burglary, along with Dustin Travis Daudt, 21, Isanti, in connection with a Nov. 14 home invasion incident in St. Francis.
While Daudt was arraigned in court, the whereabouts of Paine were unknown, thus the arrest warrant was issued.
Investigators from the Anoka-Hennepin Drug Task Force received information early Wednesday morning that Paine was at a residence in the area of 111th Avenue and Drake Street.
Paine was not only wanted on the first-degree burglary warrant, but also had an outstanding warrant on a fifth-degree controlled crime charge plus a Minnesota Department of Corrections warrant for a parole violation.
At 6:34 a.m. Dec. 5, drug task force investigators saw Paine’s vehicle parked at a residence on the 11100 block of Drake Street, set up surveillance and alerted Coon Rapids Police to have officers ready to make a stop.
According to the complaint, when Paine left the residence in the car, officers activated the lights and sirens on their squads in an attempt to stop Paine, but he accelerated away reaching speeds of 50 mph in a 30 mph zone.
Paine allegedly drove across the Church of the Epiphany expansion cemetery on 111th Avenue, causing damage to the grass and a tree, before heading into a wooded area just west of the cemetery, where he crashed the car, got out and ran away from officers through the woods before being apprehended by two Coon Rapids police officers.
A Hennepin County canine unit was brought in to search the wooded area and along the path on which Paine fled, a handgun that appeared to have been recently placed was allegedly found within throwing distance from where Paine was running.
Inside Paine’s car, police allegedly found two cell phones, drug packaging and digital scale, a handheld stun gun, a gun cleaner and gun oil, while a search of Paine allegedly revealed a glass pipe commonly to smoke methamphetamine and $726 in cash.
The possession of a firearm was felony charge because Paine was convicted in 2003 of theft of a firearm, according to the complaint.
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