St. Paul Man Charged in Burglary of Mayoral Candidate's Home

St. Paul Man Charged in Burglary of Mayoral Candidate's Home

October 20, 2017 07:57 PM

A St. Paul man has been charged with two burglaries, including the burglary of a St. Paul mayoral candidate's home where he stole two firearms, according to court records.

Larobin Shawntel Scott faces two counts of first degree burglary.

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On Aug. 15, candidate Melvin Carter received a phone call from a neighbor who said someone was in his home. When Carter arrived, he saw the neighbor standing with a man, later identified as Scott, in his yard.

Scott ran from the yard, jumped a fence and was seen entering the passenger seat of vehicle.

The criminal complaint said a video game system, a box of cigars, two handguns and a duffel bag containing ammunition were stolen from Carter's home.

Two days after the robbery, police located the vehicle they had been trying to find. Police were able to stop the vehicle, which Scott was driving. Inside the vehicle, police located a flat screen TV, the box of cigars, an iPad, a jacket, a plastic bag containing a child's tooth and the duffel bag. 

Carter was able to identify a number of the items in the vehicle as his.

According to the complaint, Scott's fingerprints were found at the scene of another burglary that occurred earlier this month.

Both burglary counts carry a sentence of 20 years.

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