Austin teen pleads not guilty to attempted burglary

Sekouba Kenneh Sekouba Kenneh

Police say he kicked in the side door on a home, then ran away.

Posted: May 17, 2018 2:22 PM
Updated: May 17, 2018 4:48 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – A 19-year-old is pleading not guilty to trying to break into an Austin home.

Sekouba Kenneh of Austin is charged with 1st and 2nd degree attempted burglary and 1st degree criminal damage to property. Police says Kenneh kicked open the east side door of a home in the 1100 block of 9th Avenue NW on the morning of February 3. He reportedly went to the home with two juvenile males who said they went there to buy marijuana but denied knowing Kenneh would try to break in.

A man at the home said he saw the two juveniles go to the front door while Kenneh went to side door and kicked it open. The man says Kenneh ran away when he saw the man had a baseball bat.

Police say about $1,100 in damage was done to the door.

Kenneh entered a not guilty plea Thursday. His trial is scheduled to begin on October 1.

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