Man faces charges in home invasionsA 37-year-old Duluth man is being held in the Carlton County Jail and awaiting charges for an assault and burglary that was reported Thursday evening in Mahtowa.
By: Pine Journal, Pine Journal
A 37-year-old Duluth man is being held in the Carlton County Jail and awaiting charges for an assault and burglary that was reported Thursday evening in Mahtowa. The Pine Journal normally doesn't post the name of a suspect until formal charges are filed.
According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, the man is being held for second-degree assault and first-degree burglary.
Authorities from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Department and the Hermantown Police first responded to a call of a home invasion in the 6900 block of Morris Thomas Road around 5:20 p.m. The homeowner said that a male burst into his residence, grabbed him and demanded guns and ammunition. While attempting to steal the firearms and ammunition, a struggle ensued in which the victim was struck twice on the head.
The suspect then fled the scene with one firearm. The victim was able to write down the suspect's license plate number and vehicle description.
The stolen firearm was recovered a short distance from the scene.
Less than two hours later, Carlton County deputies responded to a disturbance call near Mahtowa, reporting an unknown man was attacking the homeowner. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody by Carlton County deputies and identified as the person who owned the car bearing the license plate in question.
The suspect is also facing charges of first-degree burglary and second-degree assault in St. Louis County.