Two Men Facing Felony Charges For Stewartville School Break-In
Stewartville, MN (KROC-A News) - Two Rochester area men are facing felony charges stemming from a break-in at Stewartville Central School last fall.
Criminal complaints have been filed against 20-year-old Chase Michael Jervis of Stewartville and 21-year-old Brandon Paul Woessner all of Rochester charging them with second-degree burglary of a school and first-degree damage to property. The charges were summarized in summons that were sent out on Friday and demand both young men appear in Olmsted County Court for arraignment next month.
According to the criminal complaints, Olmsted County Sheriff's Office used surveillance videos to identify Woessner and Jervis as the two intruders who entered the school around two in the morning on October 1 last year. The court documents say the videos show the man in the school's gymnasium, destroying lights, stereo equipment, and other items.
It is also alleged that Jervis and Woessner broke the front door into the school's front office to steal two toolboxes and a first-aid kit. The Sheriff's Office estimated the damages caused by the two men at around $3500.
The criminal complaints also indicate the two men admitted to breaking into the school through an unlocked second-story window. The court record also states that Woessner and Jervis also admitted breaking the lights and sound system in the gym "because they were having fun."
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