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Sturgeon Lake man faces burglary charges


Marvin McGuire, II

A Sturgeon Lake man is facing felony charges related to the burglary of a cabin on Doyle Road east of Askov on June 26.

According to the charging documents, around 6:15 Monday morning, the Pine County Sheriff's Office dispatched deputies to a report of a possible burglary in progress near Rutabaga and Tamarack River roads. Two men had been seen traveling west on all-terrain vehicles (ATV), one of whom was wearing a ski mask and pulling a trailer with a lawn mower, generator and motorcycle frame.

Two deputies arrived and one attempted to stop an ATV with an expired license plate by activating emergency lights, the complaint stated.

When the ATV driver did not stop, the deputy next used the siren and pulled up next to the ATV with the trailer. According to the complaint, the ATV driver swerved toward the deputy's squad car. The deputy avoided hitting the ATV and the ditch.

Both squad cars followed the ATVs north onto Wolf Creek Road, and one was damaged by the ATVs when attempting to get in front of them, the complaint stated. After the vehicles hit the squad car, the ATV drivers fled on foot; one was caught by a deputy, and the other got away.

According to the complaint, Marvin Charles McGuire, II, 51, of Sturgeon Lake, said he was asked to help the other driver get some property from a guy who owed him, but he would not identify that driver.

Investigators located a cabin on Doyle Road with the front door open that appeared to have been ransacked and fresh ATV tire tracks by opened sheds. The property owners were contacted and one of them identified the ATVs, the trailer and other items on the trailer as his.

McGuire is charged with second degree assault with a dangerous weapon that includes a maximum prison sentence of seven years, a $14,000 fine, or both; felony theft, punishable by up to five years and/or a $10,000 fine; third degree burglary with the intent to steal or commit a felony or gross misdemeanor either directly or as an accomplice, also punishable by up to five years and/or a $10,000 fine; fleeing a peace officer both in a motor vehicle and by other means; and driving on a canceled license, inimical to public safety.


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