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Hampton burglary suspect was all wet

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.

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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