Businessman arrested for break-in, assault of employee

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 12, 2002

An Albert Lea businessman was caught for burglarizing his employee’s residence Thursday.

Mr. Tint owner Daniel James Bartel, 47, of 815 S. Broadway Ave., was charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, and terroristic threats.

According to a criminal complaint, Bartel showed up at his employee’s house at 510 Wayside Ave. Wednesday night with a large pipe and a pellet gun. He threatened to shoot the employee in her throat 12 times. Then, he slammed the pipe down on the kitchen counter and damaged the sink.

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Bartel was arrested for the theft of two cars last week after trying to flee the police. He was released on $3,000 bail.