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Former Worthington man to serve jail time for June home burglary


WORTHINGTON — A former Worthington man was sentenced to 90 days in jail for his involvement in breaking and entering a Worthington residence in June.

Dominique Mack, 26, of Heron Lake, received a stay of imposition after pleading guilty to second-degree burglary of a dwelling. Pending compliance of the terms of his five years supervised probation, the felony-level offense would be reduced to a misdemeanor conviction. He was also ordered to pay restitution and complete 60 hours of community service.

One gross misdemeanor charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

According to the criminal complaint, Mack, along with another adult and a juvenile, allegedly broke into and entered a residence and stole a safe containing approximately $500.

Prior to his sentencing Monday in Nobles County District Court, Mack apologized for his actions and said that he has felt horrible since.

Mack told Fifth Judicial District Judge Gordon Moore that while there are no justifications for his actions, he felt compelled to help his accomplice — a friend — whom had planned the midday burglary.

“I take full responsibility,” Mack said. “The fact that there’s people that think I’m dangerous doesn’t sit well with me because I’m not that kind of person.”

Moore acknowledged that Mack had no previous adult criminal record, had been cooperative with the investigation and expressed remorse.

However, Moore said he would not dismiss a prison sentence because it would not be in accordance to the law. He added that Mack violated someone’s sanctity of their home.

Mack’s alleged adult accomplice is scheduled to appear in Nobles County District Court Wednesday for a pre-trial hearing.

Alyssa Sobotka

Alyssa joined The Globe in July 2017 and covers education and crime beats. The Nebraska native earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. In her own sarcastic tone, her blog, Aimlessly Navigating, recounts the reality, pitfalls and triumphs of a young 20-something navigating to maturity. Follow her on Twitter: @alyssasobotka