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Break-in at Hampton motel leads to burglary charge

A 43-year-old Greenfield man faces felony burglary charges after reportedly kicking in the door of a Hampton motel room and threatening the room's occupant with a framing hammer.

According to a complaint filed last week in the Dakota County Attorney's office, Kurt Christian Hubbs forced his way into the motel room along with a second individual Feb. 6. He reportedly wanted to confront the room's occupant, identified only by initials, as part of a dispute over an ex who had stayed with the individual after breaking up with Hubbs.

Hubbs reportedly shook the hammer, held it over his head and yelled at the individual.

The room's occupant told Dakota County Sheriff's deputies Hubbs appeared prepared to attack with the hammer.

"I thought he was going to hit me. I thought this was it," the individual told deputies.

According to the complaint, Hubbs admitted kicking in the door and carrying a hammer. He said the other individual who was with him had told him to kick in the door.

If convicted on the second-degree burglary charge Hubbs could face up to 10 years in jail and fines of up to $20,000.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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