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Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

A Hampton man came home to someone burglarizing his house last April. Now two men police believe are responsible have been charged.

According to a complaint filed this month in the Dakota County Attorney's office the homeowner pulled into his driveway around 3 p.m. April 24 to find a man leaving the house with a bag bearing the logo of the homeowner's company. The homeowner confronted the man, 20-year-old Hampton resident Ryan Schweich, and took the bag. Schweich then reportedly ran away and ultimately dove into Lake Byllesby, where the homeowner was able to grab him.

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According to the complaint, Schweich identified 20-year-old Edina Resident Luke Benson as the person who drove him around and dropped him off.

In a statement to police Schweich said he and Benson were looking for a way to raise money so they could buy heroin.

Both Schweich and Benson face second degree burglary charges, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years and fines of up to $10,000.

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