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Guilty plea in Byron standoff

Andrew Neseth

Man accused of threatening woman with a knife.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017 1:41 PM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 2:45 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man arrested after a standoff in Byron is pleading guilty.

35-year-old Andrew Robert Neseth of Rochester was charged with three counts of 1st degree burglary and one count of stalking after an incident on September 24. A woman told Olmsted County sheriff’s deputies that she had broken up with Neseth the day before and he had sent her a threatening text message.

The woman says Neseth entered her home sometime after midnight on September 24, kicked open her locked bedroom door, and threatened her with a large folding knife. The woman says she escaped when Neseth was going through her things and called law enforcement.

Officers surrounded the woman’s house, waited until daylight to enter, then arrested Neseth inside.

On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to one count of stalking. His sentencing is set for January 16, 2018.

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