St. Thomas student charged with burglary and kidnapping

St. Thomas student charged with burglary and kidnapping

A 19-year-old Two Harbors man enrolled as a freshman at the University of St. Thomas has been charged with first-degree burglary and kidnapping in connection with a home invasion that took place in Duluth on Aug. 30.

David E. Schiller, who has been living in a Marshall Avenue apartment near the St. Thomas campus in St. Paul, was charged in the case along with another 19-year-old, Jonathan Phipps of Center City.

Details about the case appeared yesterday in stories in the St. Paul Pioneer Press and in the Star Tribune.

The two suspects were arrested early Friday, Sept. 7. Schiller was arraigned in St. Louis County District Court on Tuesday, Sept. 11. His bail was set at $200,000, and he is being held in the St. Louis County Jail. Schiller is not attending classes, and St. Thomas is reviewing his status as a student. University officials cooperated with police in their investigation of the case.

Under sentencing guidelines, the two men face prison sentence of up to seven years; however, the St. Louis County prosecutor said in Duluth this week that he intends to seek longer sentences.