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Each week the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office releases five warrants. This week's are accurate as of July 14, 2021.

Olmsted County Warrant Included In Today's Collection:

Olmsted County Sheriff's Office
  • Manuela Chapa Heribia - Felony - 1st Degree Burglary Assault Person on Property

LOOK: Highlighted Warrants for Goodhue Couny (as of August 25, 2021)

This week, just the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office shared warrants. They are selected by each office and do not necessarily represent "most wanted" in either county.

If you see any of these people, do not approach or attempt to apprehend them. Instead, in Olmsted County, during weekdays call 507-328-6830. After 5 PM and on weekends, call 507-328-6800. In Goodhue County, call 651-358-3155.

As always, in an emergency, call 911.

The goal from both offices is to create awareness so these individuals can be found.

This gallery is of individuals wanted as of August 25, 2021. If you are viewing this gallery at any time after that date, the warrants listed could be settled.

What Is 1st Degree Burglary Assault Person on Property (Criminal Defense Lawyer)

First-Degree Burglary - A person commits burglary in the first degree when the crime involves:

  • Entry into an occupied dwelling
  • Possession of a dangerous weapon, explosive, or any item used to make the victim believe it's a weapon or
  • Assault on someone in the building or connected property.
  • First-degree burglary carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $35,000, or both.
  • A person who commits first-degree burglary of an occupied dwelling must be incarcerated for not less than six months.
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Although it's been added to each image, a reminder. if you recognize someone, it's not your job to approach them, try to detain them, or do anything other than call the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office and let them know your info.

If you see any of these individuals during weekdays call the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office at 507-328-6830. If it's after 5 PM and on weekends, call 507-328-6800.

And in other crime news...a verdict in a case that shocked Rochester when the severity of the hammer attack became known.

Rochester Man Guilty of All Charges For Near Fatal Hammer Attack

Olmsted County ADC

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - An Olmsted County Jury has found a Rochester man guilty on all of the charges he faced in connection with a near-fatal attack on his wife two years ago.

The jury convicted 67-year-old Joseph Kinyanjui of first and second-degree attempted murder, along with first and second-degree assault for bludgeoning his wife with a hammer at their home. The jury also found there were aggravating factors that support a sentence longer than recommended by state guidelines.

Kinyanjui was arrested on May 8, 2019, after Rochester police were summoned to the couple's home and found him hitting his wife on the head with a hammer in an attack that continued even after the officers arrived. The criminal complaint stated the officers were able to finally end the assault by shocking him with their Tasers and Kinyanjui's wife was rushed to St. Mary's hospital with life-threatening injuries.

photo courtesy Kraus-Anderson

The case was delayed because Kinyanjui was initially ruled incompetent to stand trial. Another evaluation was conducted late last year and an Olmsted County judge issued a ruling in January that cleared him for prosecution.

See when Joseph Kinyanjui will be sentenced by clicking here.

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