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Burglary suspect changes plea to guilty

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news Bemidji, 56619

Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man accused of burglarizing a home and defecating in a bathtub amended his not guilty plea to guilty on Aug. 8 in Beltrami County Court.

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Mark Edward Reitmeier, 26, was arrested by Bemidji police in February after a renter reported her house had been broken into. Reitmeier was located in an upstairs bathroom.

Reitmeier was originally charged with one count of felony first-degree burglary and one count of felony second-degree burglary. He plead not guilty to both charges in July.

Reitmeier has now plead guilty to the second-degree charge which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Reitmeier is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 19.

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