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Men charged with burglary, assault after PlayStation theft

Two Mitchell residents were recently charged with burglary and assault connected to the theft of a video game system. Cetan Odegard, 28, was charged with second-degree burglary and intentional damage to property, and Kevin Ballard, 24, was charge...

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Two Mitchell residents were recently charged with burglary and assault connected to the theft of a video game system.

Cetan Odegard, 28, was charged with second-degree burglary and intentional damage to property, and Kevin Ballard, 24, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault after Odegard allegedly took Ballard's PlayStation 4, and Ballard retaliated against two people, court documents state.

According to court documents, Odegard took the PlayStation 4, valued at $300, on Jan. 3 while Ballard was out of the residence. Ballard returned home with two people, and upon discovering the missing device, he allegedly placed a kitchen knife against one person's throat, who Ballard believed took the gaming system.

Odegard told police Ballard accused him of taking the PlayStation, according to court documents.

The two guests said Ballard allegedly threatened to kill them if they tried to leave, but no one was seriously injured. Odegard allegedly broke the PlayStation after the incident and discarded the pieces.

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The men were arrested on Jan. 4. Odegard was charged with second-degree burglary, a Class 3 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine; and intentional damage to property, a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Ballard was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, Class 3 felonies.

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