Man Sentenced For Role in Rochester Home Invasion
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to 5 years probation for his involvement in a violent home invasion in Rochester last year.
Kurt Halvorson of Elysian previously admitted to a charge of aiding and abetting third-degree assault. In exchange, Olmsted County prosecutors have agreed to drop a felony burglary charge and two misdemeanor assault charges.
Halvorson was accused of involvement in an attack on a 28-year-old man that was witnessed by the victim’s 2-year-old daughter and left the victim with a concussion. He told police that 2 men barged into his residence in the 1300 block of 4th Avenue Southwest after he answered a knock on the door to his apartment.
One of the intruders, identified as an ex-boyfriend of the victim’s current girlfriend, allegedly grabbed the 28-year-old man by the throat, pushed him into the bathroom, and then punched and kicked him. The police report filed after the incident said the attacker told him and he “was angry” about the relationship.