Man allegedly breaks into home, assaults sleeping couple
MONTEVIDEO -- A 36-year-old Montevideo man faces burglary and assault charges for allegedly breaking into a Montevideo residence while a man and woman slept and assaulting them.
MONTEVIDEO - A 36-year-old Montevideo man faces burglary and assault charges for allegedly breaking into a Montevideo residence while a man and woman slept and assaulting them.
Kelly Lee Trotter appeared Sept. 30 in Chippewa County District Court for a bail hearing on two charges of felony first-degree burglary and misdemeanor charges of domestic assault and fifth-degree assault. Conditional bail was set at $40,000 and unconditional bail set at $50,000.
According to the criminal complaint, a Montevideo police officer received a call around 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28 regarding an individual entering a residence located on the 100 block of Sixth Street in Montevideo and was met at the door by a man and a woman.
The woman reported that Trotter allegedly kicked in the door and went to the upstairs bedroom where the man and woman were sleeping. She said Trotter threw hot coffee on her and the man and then jumped in the middle of the bed and starting assaulting her and the man.
The man reported that Trotter allegedly hit him two times with a closed fist.
According to the criminal complaint, the officer noticed the front door was locked at the time of entry. The door jam was completely ripped off the wall, bottom panels of the door kicked in and plaster strewn on the floor.
The officer then called a Chippewa County sheriff’s deputy, who went to the residence where Trotter was living and arrested him.