The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office has made four arrests in the case of the burglary and assault reported last Wednesday.
The Sheriff’s Office received information that the night of the burglary/assault the victim had been sleeping when four suspects forced entry into his house, assaulted him and took his property.
Authorities say the victim was punched and kicked by the suspects causing multiple injuries. One suspect demanded money from the victim.
The suspects were wearing masks made from t-shirts during the burglary/assault and at one point one of the suspects removed his mask to reveal his face.
KWLM reports the victim was able to identify one of the suspects as 19-year-old Ryne Scott Lindquist of Dassel. Lindquist was arrested on July 24, 2014, and charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Simple Robbery and Theft.
Through further investigation the additional suspects were identified and arrested on Friday. They are 20-year-old Edward Nielsen of Dassel, 18-year-old Blake Thomas Corona-Roberts of Cokato, and 18 year -old Miles Richard Gilbert of Dassel.
All three additional suspects are charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Simple Robbery and theft.