Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Christopher Jerome Endicott, age 51, of Apple Valley, was sentenced today to 102 months in prison by Judge Tim Wermager in connection with five separate cases from June of 2013 to June of 2018. Endicott pled guilty earlier this year to two counts of Stalking (gross misdemeanor), two counts of Burglary (felony), and one count of Identity Theft (felony). Endicott will also have to pay restitution in the amount of $19,876.35 to the victims of these crimes. This sentence represents an upward departure from the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines of one and one half times.
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Backstrom commented: "We are pleased to have brought this defendant to justice for this disturbing criminal behavior that terrorized neighbors, family and co-workers." Backstrom said that there were 18 total victims of these crimes.
Backstrom thanked Assistant County Attorney Torrie Schneider who prosecuted this case. Backstrom also thanked the Apple Valley Police Department for their thorough investigation of this case, and the Lakeville Police Department and the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.
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