Burglar sentenced to prison time [UPDATED]Published 9:17am Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Updated 11:19am Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Steven Deshun Campbell, 32, of Fergus Falls, was sentenced Sept. 13 in Otter Tail County District Court to 39 months in prison for felony possession of a pistol/assault weapon-conviction or adjudicated delinquent for crime of violence. He pleaded guilty Aug. 19. In exchange for the plea, an additional count of felony second-degree burglary was dismissed.
According to the criminal complaint, Campbell burglarized a Pelican Rapids residence July 17. The residents of the house returned home and saw Campbell, a man they knew, walk from behind the house, the report says. Campbell reportedly acted as if he had been the first one to arrive and discover that the house was ransacked.
A chainsaw and frozen beef tips were reportedly found outside a house window, the house had been rummaged through and a Playstation 3 and some games were missing. Campbell was later located by authorities in a Detroit Lakes apartment. The PS3 and games were found in a garbage storage area.
A search of Campbell’s criminal history includes a burglary conviction Nov. 19, 1999.