Lakeville Principal, Already Charged With Stalking, Arrested in Otter Tail County

Christ Endicott Photo: Otter Tail County
Christ Endicott

February 23, 2018 04:19 PM

A Lakeville middle school principal, already facing stalking charges in Dakota County, has been arrested in Otter Tail County

A release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said Chris Endicott, the principal at Century Middle School, was taken into custody after Apple Valley Police requested help finding him.

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RELATED: Lakeville Principal Charged with Stalking Police Detective, Others

The sheriff's office was told Endicott was believed to have been in possession of a scoped rifle, and possibly intended to harm himself. The sheriff's office SWAT team located Endicott in a fish house on East Battle Lake.

He was taken into custody without incident.

Endicott, 50, was charged Feb. 8 with stalking to follow, monitor and pursue. The charge is a gross misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of one year and $3,000 fine.

RELATED: Police Release Details into 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 the criminal complaint.

Endicott and his wife, who works as a counselor at a different area middle school, were both put on administrative leave on Jan. 18.

Investigators believed Endicott not only followed his victims, but possibly broke into their residences and vehicles, and they reportedly found personal information such as full identification with names, birthdays, social security numbers and passwords for applications used, the criminal complaint states.

Those applications included children's names and maiden names for both victims and families, the complaint details.

 

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