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Man accused of prying open door to enter house

News Mitchell,South Dakota 57301
The Daily Republic
Man accused of prying open door to enter house
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A Mitchell man is accused of forcibly entering his ex-girlfriend's home in mid-May and causing damage inside that home.

Bruno Nava-Trujillo, 18, is charged with first-degree burglary, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 25 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. According to court documents, Nava-Trujillo pried open the front door of his ex-girlfriend's home and entered to attempt to speak with her. During that time, he was texting her to open "your room door." The ex-girlfriend was in her locked bedroom, court documents state, when she heard noises outside.

An investigation by law enforcement showed the front door was pried open, which Nava-Trujillo confessed to doing during a police interview. Nava-Trujillo also admitted to pulling off the door handle of his ex-girlfriend's bedroom door. He told police he was in the house for about five minutes.