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Complaint: Andover Man Assaulted Grandparents, Caused $100K in Damage to House

Updated: 02/03/2014 11:25 AM
Created: 02/03/2014 11:18 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

An Andover man is facing numerous charges after allegedly assaulting his grandparents and causing more than $100,000 in damage to their house.

Fridley police officers were called to the 1600 block of Berne Circle Northeast at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. When they arrived, officers said they found the suspect’s grandma sobbing and hiding in a hallway. They also said the front door was broken and that glass was shattered all around the entryway.

According to the criminal complaint, officers found 28-year-old Shane Timothy Christopher Lyke of Andover holding a golf club in the family room. Officers say they had to use a Taser on him because he was kicking at them, causing one of the officers to cut his hand and need medical attention.

The grandma told officers that Lyke was living with them and had started sleeping on the couch because he was paranoid and believed people were hiding in the heating ducts of the house, according to the criminal complaint. She said he became angry that day and started swinging the golf club at her, hitting many glass collectibles in the process. He allegedly picked up items around the house and threw them at his grandma, yelling, "You really like this one, don’t you?"

Lyke’s grandpa said that he was afraid Lyke was going to kill him during the attack. Officers say he was having problems breathing while they talked to him so he was sent to the hospital.

According to the criminal complaint, there was more than $105,000 worth of damage.

Lyke has been charged with second-degree assault, first-degree criminal damage to property, obstructing the legal process and two counts of terroristic threats.

If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison and $14,000 in fines on the assault charge; up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines on property damage charge; up to one year in prison and $3,000 in fines on the obstruction charge; and up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines on each of the terroristic threats charges.

Shane Timothy Christopher Lyke of Andover

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