Faribault County will have to get a 21-year-old man out of prison to face nine felony counts of burglary and theft.
Levi Troy Dahl of Dalton earlier this month was sentenced to 18 months in prison for a probation violation stemming from a second-degree burglary charge filed September 2015 in Freeborn County.
Last September, Dahl was charged with two counts of first-degree, second-degree and third-degree burglary and three counts of felony theft.
According to Faribault County authorities, more than $16,000 in guns, cash and items were stolen in the break-ins that occurred between Aug. 31 and Sept. 6.
Dahl was arrested following a high-speed chase that reached 60 mph in Albert Lea.
An officer reportedly recognized the vehicle he was driving as the one that may have been used in the burglaries from video provided by Faribault County Sheriff’s Office.
County Attorney Troy Timmerman says a date will be set for Dahl’s hearing and he will then prepare a writ for Judge Douglas Richards to sign for his release.
“Dahl has filed a request to have his pending cases heard,” says Timmerman. “He will have the same hearings as any defendant. I don’t know if he will want a plea or a trial.”
An arrest warrant was issued in Faribault County after Dahl failed to appear for a court appearance on Sept. 26.
In Freeborn County, Dahl still faces charges of criminal vehicular operation, felony fleeing a peace officer, driving while intoxicated and driving after suspension.
Dahl escaped from custody on Sept. 16 while in Rochester for medical treatment. He was captured in the Los Angeles area five days later.
Last July, Dahl pleaded guilty to fifth-degree drug possession in Martin County.