Woman faces burglary count

TRIMONT — A Madelia woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Alyssa Ashley Swenson, 32, has been charged with burglary in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On Nov. 21, an Trimont police officer was dispatched to a residence in Trimont regarding a report that a female had kicked the door open and was assaulting someone.

Upon arrival, the officer met with a 25-year-old male who said he was the owner of the house and lives there with his girlfriend. The man said his ex-girlfriend, Swenson, had been banging on the door when he heard the door being kicked in and Swenson had come inside the house.

The man said there was a loud argument between all three parties, at which point Swenson attacked his girlfriend. He said the women ended up on the floor and Swenson punched his girlfriend in the left eye.

The officer entered the house and found both women sitting on the bathroom floor. Both appeared to be somewhat calm at this point and were talking. Swenson was arrested and placed in the back seat of the officer’s squad car.

Swenson told the officer she had arrived at the house, saw the man’s truck parked the back and went to speak with him. She said that after knocking on the door and getting no response, she kicked it and proceeded to go inside to speak with him. Swenson said a verbal argument ensued and it became physical.

The officer spoke to the second woman, who said she and the man were lying in bed when she awoke to commotion at the door. She said they encountered Swenson, who began yelling at them. She said Swenson grabbed her and they fell to the floor, at which point Swenson punched her in the left eye.

A Martin County Sheriff’s deputy had also responded to the scene and observed the door had been forced open and the door frame open. The deputy observed part of the door lying inside the house.

A review of Swenson’s criminal history shows she had a domestic assault conviction in 2014 in Watonwan County.

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