The Free Press, Mankato, MN

September 23, 2013

Suspect arrested after break-in


The Mankato Free Press

---- — NORTH MANKATO — A man who allegedly kicked in an apartment door and assaulted a 50-year-old man living there is facing felony burglary charges in Nicollet County District Court.

The victim called police at about 1:22 a.m. Thursday to report two men had broken into his Northway Drive apartment. He also reported the men were in a black pickup truck leaving a nearby restaurant.

Officers stopped the pickup and arrested 24-year-old Michael Ward Fletcher of North Mankato and a 27-year-old man who was with him. That man told police he only entered the apartment to get Fletcher out. He also said Fletcher broke into the apartment to confront another man who wasn't there, the criminal complaint said.