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Jury Finds Imprisoned Albany Man Guilty On Additional Domestic Abuse/Burglary Charges

Brian Andvik
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ST. CLOUD — A Stearns County jury has found an Albany man guilty of additional charges in a domestic assault case involving his wife.

The jury deliberated for less than four hours before finding 35-year-old Brian Andvik guilty on four of five charges. Two other charges were dismissed prior to trial.

The jury found Andvik not guilty on a charge of burglary with assault.

He was found guilty on charges of first degree burglary, domestic abuse-violation of an order for protection and two counts of domestic abuse-violation of a no contact order.

Andvik was charged with the crimes after a January 2010 incident when he went to his estranged wife’s home, used a key to get inside and confronted her. According to the criminal complaint, the woman locked herself in the bedroom and pressed the panic button on the house alarm. Records show Andvik fled the scene and was arrested at his father’s home nearby.

A sentencing hearing will be held to determine Andvik’s sentence in this case. Prosecutors will be seeking an upward departure on his sentence based on aggravating factors that there were children present at the time of the crimes.

Andvik is already serving three years in prison for a New Year’s incident in 2010 where he strangled his wife, held a gun to her head and pulled the trigger.

Andvik still faces two other charges involving domestic abuse against his wife stemming from a July 2009 incident.

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