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Men Charged With Multiple Felonies in South St. Paul Home Invasion

If convicted of the most serious offense—first degree burglary—the men could each face up to 20 years in prison and be ordered to pay a $35,000 fine.

Three Twin Cities men have each been charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and first-degree burglary in connection with a home invasion in South St. Paul on May 18.

Arlin Maurice Thunder, 38, Robert George Head, 30, and Soloman Daniel Campbell, 28, along with an unknown fourth perpetrator allegedly broke into a home and grabbed armfuls of valuable items before assaulting two male residents with a metal pipe.  

According a Dakota County criminal complaint, upon arrival South St. Paul police witnessed three men flee the home in opposite directions.

The fourth man, Campbell, complied with the responding officer's request to stop and was taken into custody while holding a laptop computer.

Police apprehended Thunder and Head shortly after they fled the scene. Head was found with a wallet belonging to one of the victim's and a loaded .9 millimeter magazine in his possession; Thunder's clothing was spattered with blood.

A bloody metal pipe was later recovered under an overpass.  

According to the complaint, police found two victims beaten and bloodied inside the residence.

One of the victims was found unconscious, shirtless and covered in blood. The complaint says he had several wounds to the head and appeared to have broken ribs. 

The second victim told police the men forced him to the ground at gunpoint and proceeded to assault him with a metal pipe. 

Both victims were transported to Regions Hospital. 

The alleged perpetrators are currently being held in Dakota County Jail on $600,000 bail. 

Head and Thunder are scheduled to appear at omnibus hearings on June 12. Campbell is scheduled to appear June 26.

If convicted of the most serious offense—first degree burglary—the men could each face up to 20 years in prison and be ordered to pay a $35,000 fine. 

Jim Edward May 24, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Too bad the victims weren't armed. It is my guess that these thugs, if convicted, will be out of jail in 5 years and take up where they left off, spreading terror in the hearts of law abiding citizens. Hopefully, by the time those 5 years have passed, the emporer and his jester won't have abolished the 2nd amendment rights of American citizens, and I will still be able to hold a warm reception for these thugs should they decide to invade my home and beat me unconcious.
BORN FREE June 12, 2012 at 05:15 PM
YOU THINK YOU NO THE WHOLE STORY DON'T BELEIVE WHAT YOU READ IN THE PAPER ARE ON THE NEWS THATS HOW THEY MAKE THERE MONEY SPREADING LIES AND ANOTHER THING THEY ARE NOT THUGS, THIS WAS A METH HOUSE YOU MUST BE A DRUG DEALER ARE USER WHY YOU ARE MAKING THESE KINDS OF REMARKS MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. YOU THUG
Jeff Roberts June 12, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Dear Born Free, I can't make sense of your comment. I will, however, address one of your claims. The information in this story came from a Dakota County criminal complaint. This is indicated by the sentence that starts, "According a Dakota County criminal complaint ... ." A criminal complaint is a sworn statement written by the officers on scene. Nothing is embellished or made-up. I reported the facts as they were presented in the criminal complaint. Have a nice day.
Paco Giovanni November 18, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Jeff - Do you have any updates to this story? Thanks.
Jeff Roberts November 18, 2012 at 04:43 AM
Thanks for writing, Paco. I will have a look at what I've got for updates on this story and let you (and other readers) know. I think we're still waiting for a couple court appearances.

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