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Man gets two years in prison for Frazee church burglary

Christopher Daniel Yost, 31, of Faribault has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree burglary. The original charge of second-degree burglary was reduced in a plea agreement.

According to court records, on July 1, 2017, Becker County deputies were called to Harvest fellowship Church in Frazee, which had been burglarized overnight.

A safe in the church office had been moved from a desk and pried open. In another office, desk drawers had been rummaged through and an iPad had been stolen. Also taken was a money bag containing account information. A claw hammer and a folding knife were found on a desk, left behind by the burglar.

They were sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for DNA testing, and almost exactly a year later, on July 2, 2018, the bureau reported that DNA on the knife matched Yost.

He has been convicted of three felony burglary charges in the past two year and is now in state prison at St. Cloud.

On Feb. 5, Becker County District Judge Gretchen Thilmony sentenced him to two years in prison at St. Cloud and ordered him to pay a $50 fine and $140 in court fees.