Man Charged in Grand Rapids Burglary Appears in Court

By KBJR News 1

Man Charged in Grand Rapids Burglary Appears in Court

April 23, 2013 Updated Apr 23, 2013 at 12:52 PM CDT

Grand Rapids, MN(NNCNOW.com) --- A Detroit Lakes man charged in connection with a burglary in Grand Rapids that ended in a police stand-off made his initial appearance in court on Monday.

25-year-old Steven Lee Carpentier is charged with felony first degree burglary after he and a 16-year-old male broke into a home and stole a gun and other items.

According to the Grand Rapids Police Department, officers tried to stop Carpenter as he fled on foot to a nearby house.

Authorities say they secured that home and, with the help of a Crisis Negotiator, were able to get Carpenter and the juvenile male to leave the house.

At Monday's hearing, the judge ordered that bail continue to be set at $100,000 without conditions or $50,000 with conditions. The conditions would be no contact with the victims or the juvenile male, keep all court appearances, keep in contact with defense attorney, be law abiding, no use or possession of alcohol or drugs and subject to random drug testing.

Carpentiers next court appearance is scheduled for May 20.