Linn Grove Man Charged With Trespass After Found In House

A Linn Grove man was arrested Sunday morning after showing up uninvited at a residence near Royal.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to that location shortly after 7:00 am after getting a report from a resident who found a man passed out on a chair in his living room.

Deputies determined 26-year-old Matthew Soat had been operating a vehicle that went into a ditch near the residence. Soat is accused of then breaking into the home, damaging a door and door frame in the process.

Soat was booked into the Clay County jail on charges of trespassing, third-degree criminal mischief, OWI, and multiple traffic citations.

(Story from Y-100, Spencer)