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October 4, 2013

Man arrested after break-in report

Victim says suspect walked into her bedroom

MANKATO — Felony burglary charges have been filed against a 39-year-old North Mankato man who allegedly broke into a Mankato residence early Friday morning and walked into a woman’s bedroom.

A police officer was sent to a residence in the 200 block of South Front Street at about 2:40 a.m. Friday. A woman there reported a man she knew had broken into the residence.

She told the officer she and her boyfriend were in her bedroom on the second floor of the residence when she saw her door open. She also said she saw a man in the door who she recognized as Darnell Lafell Mosley.

When her boyfriend asked what he was doing there, the man closed the door and left. The woman also reported Mosley’s belt was undone and he was holding his pants up, the complaint said.

The woman reported she had met Mosley through her neighbors. She said he had made romantic advances toward her during the past month. He would approach her outside her house and left a note on her car windshield about a week prior to Friday’s incident, the complaint said.

The officer also interviewed the victim’s roommates. One said she woke up when the victim and her roommate started yelling as Mosley and telling him to leave the residence. A second roommate said she heard the doorbell ring at about 1:30 a.m. or 2 a.m. before hearing the sound of footsteps walking throughout the house.

“After that, the roommate could hear her door ‘jiggling’ as if someone was attempting to pull it open,” the complaint said. “However, the door was locked and the person stopped jiggling the door.”

Mosley was arrested Friday afternoon. He was charged Monday with first-degree burglary and stalking, both felonies.

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