2 charged in burglary case

Published 11:03am Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Two people were charged in Otter Tail County District Court after a burglary in progress report Oct. 7 at a Battle Lake property.

Carl Sylvester Harcus, 31, of Minneapolis, and Megan Sue Anton, 21, of Fargo were each charged with felony third-degree burglary.

According to the criminal complaint, a Battle Lake man found Anton and Harcus, along with another man, trespassing on his property in the 27100 block of State Hwy. 78 at 6 p.m. Oct. 7.

The suspects allegedly dropped items and fled the scene in a vehicle. Six segments of metal tubing primarily composed of copper was reportedly taken from the property.

When the suspects stopped at a dead end on Blanche Creek Road, the third suspect fled on foot, the report says.

Authorities searched for him, but cell phone locations showed he was quite a distance from the scene, the report says.

The trio left Twin Valley at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 7 and stopped in Fergus Falls where the third suspect went into several houses, according to the report.

Anton allegedly helped the other suspect load scrap metal and electronic items into the vehicle. Harcus reportedly told authorities he was getting a ride from the other suspect, from the Fargo area to Stevens County.

Fergus Falls police dealt with the trio earlier that day as they attempted to pawn suspicious items.

The next court appearances for Anton and Harcus are scheduled for Oct. 21.

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