Albert Lea man found guilty of 2nd Degree Burglary
ALBERT LEA, Minn. (FOX 47) -
A jury found an Albert Lea man guilty of second degree burglary Wednesday.
46-year-old Jabar Pedro Morarend was arrested back in January after police were called to a Freeborn County residence with patio doors and dresser drawers found open. The County Attorney's office confirmed investigators followed footprints in the snow from the house to another residence a mile away along Minnesota Highway 13.
That's where authorities found Morarend hiding in the basement of the house, behind a hanging bed sheet.
Sentencing is scheduled for August 23. He faces between 3 to nearly 4-and-a-half years in prison. Morarend is a Level 3 sex offender and was previously found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman.
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