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Impaired man finds way into Cannon Falls family home

Jonathan Brian Peters intake photo. Courtesy of Goodhue County Sheriff's Office

Some Cannon Falls residents received an unwelcome visitor last week when Jonathon Brian Peters, impaired by a controlled substance, walked into their home with his dog and refused to leave.

According to the detention order, the home's garage door had been left open following an afternoon of sledding and the service door between the garage and kitchen was unlocked. Peters used this door to gain access to the home around 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19.

After entering the home, Peters reportedly stood in the kitchen and made "'weird" and irrational statements. He would not leave but did agree to sit down when asked.

Four juveniles were in the home at the time. One juvenile resident was able to call her mother and 911 from a locked bedroom away from the scene while another older sibling attempted to coerce Peters to leave the residence. The children's mother arrived before law enforcement and she said Peters became verbally hostile with her during their conversation and made threats.

After police escorted Peters from the premises, he agreed to submit to a drug test. The results indicated the presence of amphetamine, methamphetamine and THC in his system.

At the time of his arrest, Peters was on probation with Goodhue County and was restricted from drug or alcohol use. He is currently detained pending further proceedings.

Peters has been charged with first-degree burglary, threats of violence, and trespassing.

He was convicted of trespassing on July 22, 2013.