Man hit in face with rifle during Minnesota home invasion

Four people are in custody after an alleged home invasion that ended in a fight with the homeowner, who got struck in the face with the butt of a rifle, according to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott.

26-year-old Tevon Scott of Burnsville, 22-year-old Chazmere Dooley of Bloomington, 25-year-old James Whilay of Minneapolis and 19-year-old Ashley Carlson of Crystal are all in custody at Sherburne County Jail. They face possible charges of burglary and assault.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. Friday in the 152nd block of 59th Street in Becker Township.

57-year-old homeowner, Robert Suess, reported to dispatch the suspects were burglarizing his home while he was inside. He got into a fight with the group and got hit in the face with the butt of a rifle. He received minor injuries.

The group left the area in a vehicle, which Suess described to police.

Officers found a vehicle matching his description entering the city of Becker. After a short chase, the four people got out of the car and ran away. Within four hours, police found and arrested the four suspects.