SL man holes up in apartment, police send in the dog
Police were called to 205 West Sixth St. #7 after a report of a residential burglary.
Police met with the victim who told police he was sleeping in his apartment when he woke up to find that three people had forced into his residence and stole money off his kitchen table.
When the three suspects saw the victim, they fled from the apartment.
As police spoke with the victim outside of the apartment complex, two individuals exited the complex, which the victim identified as two of the three people who were in his residence.
Police identified the two as Nathanial Reed, 24, and Shannon Andrews, 21, both of Storm Lake. Both were taken into custody without incident.
Police collected information on the third suspect and identified him as Eric Spratt, 23, of Cherokee.
Police attempted to make contact with Spratt in the same complex at apartment #8.
Police say they could see Spratt in the apartment but he retreated into an interior room and refused to answer the door.
Officers surrounded the apartment complex and after multiple attempts to get Spratt to exit, they deployed the K9 unit. As officers approached the door to deploy the police dog, Spratt exited the apartment without any incident and surrendered.
Police located a second person in apartment #8 but the person was later released after questioning.
At 2:30 p.m. police conducted a search of the apartment but no additional evidence was found. Police did locate and seize evidence of the crime from all three detained suspects.
After an investigation police charged Spratt, Reed and Andrews with burglary.
They were all booked into the county jail on a $10,000 cash bond each.