One of two men charged in Anoka County District Court with felony first-degree burglary for breaking into a St. Francis home has pleaded guilty; the charge against the other has been dismissed.
Dustin Travis Daudt, 21, Isanti, entered a guilty plea to the burglary charge June 25 and will be sentenced Aug. 14.
The charge against Kyle Christopher Paine, 29, Coon Rapids, has been dismissed.
According to a court document filed by prosecutor Brenda Sund, assistant Anoka County Attorney, the charge against Paine could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
However, Paine is scheduled to go on trial in court July 29 on two felony charges for an incident in Coon Rapids, on which he was arraigned Dec. 6, 2012.
They are possession of a firearm by a felon (crime of violence conviction) and fleeing police in a motor vehicle charges.
According to the burglary complaint, a female homeowner on Riverbank Lane was awakened around 4:40 a.m. Nov. 14, 2012 by the sounds of a woman screaming and male voices yelling.
When she got up, she saw two men running past her and she 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 saw Daudt and another man he allegedly identified as 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 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 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.
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