Paynesville Man Charged with Burglary and Assault with a Gun
ST. CLOUD -- A Paynesville man is charged with four felonies after allegedly breaking into a home, brandishing a gun, and firing shots at one of the victims who was trying to leave the scene.
Thirty-two-year-old Elliot Barg is charged with two counts of 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, 1st-degree assault with a dangerous weapon while committing a burglary, and 1st-degree burglary while having a gun.
Police responded to a gun complaint at a home in the 30-thousand block of County Road 28 in Paynesville Township Sunday. According to the complaint, a woman said she was estranged from her husband, had changed the locks on the house, and that Barg was living elsewhere.
She told officers that she had spent the night at the home with another man. And, Barg burst into the home at 6:00 a.m. the next morning holding a handgun, chambered a round, and said it was time for the man to leave.
The victim quickly put on his shoes, got into his vehicle, and started leaving. Court records show Barg aimed the gun at the man's vehicle and fired three shots. Barg is then accused of following the victim until the victim pulled into the police department.
Officers later found Barg at his job and arrested him.
Records show Barg told officers he came home earlier in the day and found his wife in bed with another man and told him to leave. He declined to answer any other questions.
Police say they found a 9mm handgun on Barg and used a search warrant to match shell casings found at the scene to those found in a fish house where Barg had been living.
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