Guilty Plea in Rochester Home Invasion Case
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A man involved in a violent home invasion in Rochester last spring entered into a plea agreement today and is scheduled to be sentenced in March.
24-year-old Kurt Halvorson of Elysian today admitted to a charge of aiding and abetting third-degree assault. In exchange, Olmsted County prosecutors have agreed to drop a felony burglary charge and two misdemeanor assault charges.
Halvorson was accused of involvement in an attack on a 28-year-old man that was witnessed by the victim’s 2-year-old daughter and left him with a concussion. The attack occurred on May 28th when the victim answered a knock on the door to his apartment in the 1300 block of 4th Avenue Southwest and two men barged into the residence.
One of the intruders, identified as the ex-boyfriend of the victim’s girlfriend, alleged grabbed the 28-year-old man by the throat and pushed him into the bathroom, where he was punched and kicked by his attacker. The police report on the incident indicated the ex-boyfriend told the victim he “was angry” about the relationship.
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