Austin man accused of stealing a safe from a neighboring home pleads guilty in Mower County District Court

An Austin man who was accused of stealing a safe from a neighbor’s house in February is pleading guilty in Mower County District Court.  

Dorsey

22-year old Devon Donial Dorsey was charged with 1st degree burglary and theft in February. Austin Police were called to the 2100 block of 1st Avenue NE on February 16th by an elderly female who stated that she woke up to find her safe taken. Officers found a broken window with blood leading into the home where the safe was, and a trail of blood and drag marks leading to a garage across the street.

Officers reported that they went to the house across the street and saw Dorsey with dried blood on his shoes and hands. Police stated that a search also located the safe inside the garage.

Dorsey entered a guilty plea Thursday to a charge of 1st degree burglary. His sentencing in Mower County District Court is scheduled for June 21.