Break-in suspect allegedly wakes residents after yellingPublished 8:37am Tuesday, April 30, 2013
An Austin man who allegedly broke into a local home and woke the residents when he started yelling was charged Monday in Mower County Court.
Demetrius Lewis, 31, of Austin, was charged with first-degree burglary, a felony, and obstructing the legal process, a misdemeanor.
According to the court complaint, Lewis entered the home in the 100 block of Eighth Street NW before 11:30 p.m. Friday, went into a bedroom and started yelling. The homeowner reportedly awoke and told the man to go downstairs while another in the home called the police. Officers said Lewis refused to get off the coach, and they had to remove him from the home and spray him with mace to comply. They later placed a spit hood on Lewis when they arrived at the jail. According to the court complaint, it appeared Lewis had been drinking and may have known someone who previously lived at the home. The current homeowner had reportedly never seen Lewis.
Lewis’ next court appearance is May 10.