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Burglary suspect changes plea to guilty

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.

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.

Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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