WINDOM ― A Windom man is accused of burglarizing a local residence and will appear in court Tuesday to face his criminal charges.
In the early hours of Sept. 10, Windom police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. The homeowner stated that they had been awakened by sounds in the kitchen and realized there was an intruder. After charging the intruder, the homeowner realized it was Jacob Cory, 19, a relative.
The two got into a physical fight and Cory allegedly began throwing chairs at the homeowner, after which the victim asked Cory to leave. It was also learned that another family member had let Cory into the house.
Cory reportedly told police that he was entitled to enter the victim's home and take whatever he wanted because of his relationship to the victim, as well as stating that he wasn't afraid of being arrested.
Rather than arresting Cory, law enforcement issued a court summons requiring him to appear and face his charges. He is charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, both felonies, and misdemeanor domestic assault. The burglary charge carries a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison and/or a $35,000 fine, and a mandatory minimum sentence of six months in prison.
If convicted, Cory will be sentenced based on criminal history.
Because Cory was not booked into jail, there is no mugshot of him.