Created: 11/19/2012 1:18 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson
An Isanti man has been charged with first-degree burglary after allegedly breaking into a home in St. Francis and demanding that the residents return his shoes.
Police were called to a home on Riverbank Lane Northwest around 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, on a report of a burglary.
The homeowner told police she woke up to the sound of a woman screaming and men yelling. She got up and saw two men run past her.
The homeowner’s nephew investigated a noise in the garage and saw 21-year-old Dustin Travis Daudt of Isanti and 29-year-old Kyle Christopher Paine running toward the house. The nephew locked the door so they couldn’t get inside, but the two men broke through the door, according to the criminal complaint.
Once inside the house, Daudt allegedly ran upstairs to the bedroom and found another resident, identified in the criminal complaint as SLA. He allegedly hit the girl in the head while demanding his shoes back. Another resident tried to intervene and was punched several times in the head by Daudt, according to the criminal complaint.
SLA told police Daudt had called her earlier that evening and said that if she didn’t return his property he would “beat her.”
When they heard the homeowner yelling, Daudt and Paine ran out of the house.
Daudt has been charged with first degree burglary. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and up to $35,000 in fines.
There is a warrant for Paine’s arrest.