A Minneapolis man is accused of entering his ex-girlfriend’s Eagan residence without her consent while she was at home with her current boyfriend.
Gary Bernard Prowell-Wright, 26, is charged with felony burglary and domestic assault and damage to property, both misdemeanors, in connection to the incident, which occurred on Sept. 23.
According to the complaint:
Eagan police responded to the residence after receiving a report from dispatch that a woman could be heard screaming “get out!” during a 911 call. When police arrived they met with the woman and her current boyfriend who both said that Prowell-Wright had twice entered the apartment: first through an unlocked sliding door and the second time through an unlocked window.
The first time Prowell-Wright entered the residence, the woman (AB) and her boyfriend (TW) convinced him to leave. She then locked doors and windows, but said that she forgot to lock one of the windows. When Prowell-Wright returned he entered the bedroom window, according to the complaint, and AB met him there.
At this time, Prowell-Wright is said to have "grabbed AB and pushed her around." Prowell-Wright went into another bedroom and, according to the complaint, he pushed her against a wall and pushed a TV onto her foot. He left after TW pushed him into a dresser. On his way out of the apartment, he flipped a table into a wall, the complaint says.AB had previously agreed to meet with Prowell-Wright that day, but told him that she changed her mind, she told police. Police say that he eventually admitted to twice entering the apartment without permission.
Prowell-Wright is currently in custody at the Dakota County Jail. If convicted of the felony burglary charge, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. His next court date is an omnibus hearing on Oct. 22 in Hastings.