Lakeville Middle School Principal Pleads Not Guilty to Stalking, Burglary Charges

March 22, 2018 04:26 PM

The video above originally aired on Feb. 8

Lakeville middle school principal Chris Endicott pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of stalking and second-degree burglary.


His next court appearance on both charges is scheduled for May 31. A jury trial on the stalking charge is scheduled to begin on July 9. A jury trial on the burglary charge is scheduled to begin on Oct. 8.

RELATED: Lakeville Middle School Principal Now Facing Burglary Charge

His attorney declined to comment on the charges Thursday.

The burglary charge is in connection to an alleged incident in November 2015. According to the criminal complaint, officers were dispatched to an Apple Valley residence where the homeowners - next door neighbors of Endicott's - had returned home to reportedly find a basement window broken and pulled open.

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The residents also reportedly said they noticed someone had been in their master bedroom because the shades were "pulled down and in an angled position, which was not the way they had left them." Although they did not notice anything missing at the time, they did reportedly show officers two safes that had been pulled out into a hallway in the basement.

Each were allegedly damaged, though only one was opened, the complaint states.

RELATED: Lakeville Middle School Principal Arrested, Scheduled to Appear in Court Thursday

Two days later, one of the homeowners reportedly contacted police to say she had discovered she was missing a white gold ring with a small diamond, and a key ring that had the keys to the house on it.

Endicott had also been charged on Feb. 8 of this year with stalking to follow, monitor and pursue.

RELATED: Police Release Details of Investigation That Has Led to Principal Being Placed on Leave

Investigators executed a search warrant at Endicott's Apple Valley home in January, and authorities found items that allegedly showed he was stalking an initial victim in addition to several other people, according to that criminal complaint.

He had already been placed on administrative leave from Century Middle School in January.

RELATED: Apple Valley PD Looking into Allegation Against Century Middle School Principal


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