MANKATO — A Mankato man faces felony burglary and property damage charges after allegedly destroying a woman’s apartment earlier this month.

Eli James Warnke, 19, was charged with the two felonies along with a gross misdemeanor for property damage Tuesday in Blue Earth County District Court.

A criminal complaint states the woman returned home from staying at a friend’s house Nov. 10 to find her apartment destroyed on the inside. The damage reportedly exceeded $1,000.

An officer couldn’t locate Warnke. The woman reportedly told the officer that Warnke apologized for the damage and was mad at her for calling law enforcement.

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