Cannon Falls man charged with felony in FarmingtonScott Eberly was upset over the theft of some marijuana and looking for revenge when he stopped by a Farmington home last July. The encounter ended with a stolen laptop, a smashed windshield and, seven months later, felony charges against Eberly.
By: Nathan Hansen, The Farmington Independent
Scott Eberly was upset over the theft of some marijuana and looking for revenge when he stopped by a Farmington home last July. The encounter ended with a stolen laptop, a smashed windshield and, seven months later, felony charges against Eberly.
Eberly, 22, of Cannon Falls, told police he was looking for the boyfriend of one of the girls he reportedly threatened July 22.
The two girls were sitting in the garage of a home on Municipal Drive, just down the street from the Farmington Police Department, when Eberly and three juveniles pulled up around 10:30 p.m. The girls told police Eberly asked several times where the boyfriend was, then used a baseball bat to smash the windshield of a car. One of the juveniles asked for the laptop the girls were using to download music. When they refused he grabbed it and the group ran to their car and drove away.
Goodhue County deputies arrested Eberly the next day and turned him over to Farmington police. According to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney’s office Eberly said he was looking for someone who’d stolen half an ounce of marijuana. He told police they threw the bat into a creek.
The county attorney’s office has filed several felony charges against Eberly as a result of the incindent. The most serious, first degree aggravated robbery, carries a potential sentence of up to 20 years and fines of up to $35,000.
Burglary, theft and property damage charges each carry a potential sentence of up to five years and fines of up to $10,000 a nd a simple robbery charge carries a sentence of up to 10 years and fines of up to $20,000.