Waseca County Burglary Sentence 03 Apr 14

A Minneapolis man who pleaded guilty to breaking into a Waseca County home has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison. 48-year-old Carl Larson was facing four felony charges, including first-degree burglary with a deadly weapon, before making a plea deal for the April 2013 crime. He was charged under the federal Armed Career Criminal Act, which allows for longer sentences for those convicted of 3 or more felonies. Larson’s prior convictions include burglaries and second-degree murder in Hennepin County. In the Waseca County case, he was caught inside the house when the residents returned. He was also charged with burglaries in Le Sueur County near Cleveland which included the theft of firearms and around $70,000 in jewelry. His attorney asked for the minimum sentence, alleging Larson was physically, emotionally and sexually abused as a child. He was sentenced to 235 months in federal prison and 60 months of supervised release.