Jandreau to be sentenced for burglary, assault convictions

Monday, December 3, 2012

Matthew Jandreau, 20, of Le Mars, will be sentenced Dec. 17 for crimes such as assaulting an 11-year-old Le Mars girl.

Jandreau was found guilty by a jury of all seven charges on Nov. 20 after a five-day trial at the Plymouth County Courthouse, according to court records.

The convictions included assault with intent to commit sexual abuse causing bodily injury, burglary in the first degree and kidnapping in the third degree.

The jury also found Jandreau guilty of attempted burglary in the second degree, operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent, criminal mischief and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Neary has also set 2 p.m. Dec. 17 to hear any requests from attorneys after the jury trial, including the amount Jandreau's court-appointed legal counsel will be paid, records in the Plymouth County Clerk of Court's office show.

People who believe they were victims of crimes Jandreau was found guilty of committing have filled out paperwork for a judge to consider as part of the sentence.

Jandreau was arrested in the basement of a Le Mars residence after a 911 call was made by a female to the Plymouth County Communication Center on March 2.

Jurors heard testimony from a dispatcher who reported hearing screams when the call was answered at the communication center.

A girl testified during the trial about a break-in at a home where she was staying while she was out of school due to illness on March 2.

An investigation by police indicated a man began a crime spree by creating a disturbance at the Le Mars Truck Stop and then leaving the business on foot before he took a van from a residence east of the truck stop.

A purse was taken from the vehicle and was later found in the house where Jandreau was arrested.

There was also an unsuccessful attempt to get into another house in Le Mars.

The attempted burglary occurred before the burglary where the female was forced from the main floor into the basement, according to court testimony.

Jandreau remains in the Plymouth County Jail where he's been held since his arrest for a series of crimes in Le Mars on March 2.

His right to post a bond and be released from jail was revoked by a court order signed by Plymouth County District Court Judge Jeffrey Neary one day after the jury convicted Jandreau.

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