Posted: Friday, 17 June 2011 6:17AM

Told To Stay Away, Man Charged For Harassing Ex

MANKATO – Felony burglary charges have been filed against a 21-year-old St. James man who is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s parent’s home on Plato Street in Mankato.

A called told police that Joseph Thurston was outside their home honking his horn and yelling at a female inside the home.

When police arrived they found a black handgun in his car and a back window open with the screen pushed in.

They found Thurston hiding inside a bedroom closet.

Thurston told police he was being set up and that his ex-girlfriend sent a text telling him to come over. However police looked at her phone and found messages telling Thurston to not come over and a message from him asking her if she wanted him to break in.

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Topics : Mankato Police
Locations : Mankato
People : Joseph Thurston