Rochester Home Invasion Results in Jail Sentence
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man has been given a stayed prison sentence but was ordered to jail for six months for his involvement in a violent home invasion.
20-year-old Kenneth Maclin was also placed on probation for up to 20 years. He and three other people were accused of barging into a home along Elton Hills Drive in the early morning hours of August 14th and confronting the man and woman living in the residence. At one point, the couple was threatened with a gun and ordered onto the floor before the intruders fled with a number of items and the woman’s purse.
Rochester police later located a car that was spotted near the crime scene and a search turned up a number of the stolen items and a card listing Maclin’s name. Police later recovered the woman’s stolen purse during a search of his home. Investigators believe the intruders were looking drugs and went to the wrong house.
Maclin previously pleaded guilty to a first-degree burglary charge in exchange for the dismissal of two other charges, including one count of aggravated robbery.