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Man Sentenced for Burglary of State Trooper’s Home

Friday, November 6th, 2009 at 10:47 am

ShawnHolmesA Brainerd man will spend the next 206 days in Pine County jail for first degree burglary of the home of a State Trooper.  Shawn Holmes, 36, was sentenced Thursday for the crime which took place in January.

According to the criminal complaint, Holmes broke down the backdoor of the trooper’s home in Sturgeon Lake around 12:30 p.m. on January 12th.  However, the trooper was off-duty at the time and heard noises.  The trooper then grabbed a handgun and stood behind the doorway opening in the kitchen.  Holmes walked up the hallway saw the trooper holding the gun and ran back down the hallway.

The trooper followed Holmes out to his vehicle. He tried to follow Holmes, but lost the trail.  The victim was able to get the license number on Holmes’ vehicle and the trooper later identified him in a photo lineup.

Holmes was sentenced to 240 days in jail with credit for 34 days served.  He is also on probation for 20 years.

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