District Court, Kandiyohi County, Oct. 14
Jeremiah Lee Johnson, 29, of Benson, was arraigned Monday on a felony charge of first-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into a rural Lake Lillian home on Saturday.
Unconditional bail was set at $25,000. Conditional release was allowed on his personal recognizance. Conditions include no contact with the woman involved in the case, being excluded from her home, possessing no firearms or weapons unless on duty with the National Guard and informing his commanding officer of the incident.
Johnson also faces misdemeanor charges of theft, trespass and disorderly conduct.
According to the complaint, a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to a rural Lake Lillian home on Saturday. A woman at the home was on the phone with dispatch and said that an individual was pounding on a door demanding to get back stolen property. The woman said Johnson had entered the home. The deputy arrived, observed Johnson in the home through a window and arrested him.
The woman told the deputy that Johnson had come to the home and knocked on the door. He left and she locked the doors and windows. He returned, pounded on the door, threatened her and entered the home. She locked herself in the master bathroom and called 911 as he was pounding on the door.
A search of Johnson's person revealed a knife believed to be stolen from the home.
His next appearance is Oct. 27.