WEST POINT – A Wisner family wakes up to an intruder and quickly take action.
Police say, on the 24th of May, Jaben Sateren broke into a home in Cuming County.
The break-in was anything, but typical.
That’s because he was not wearing any clothes.
The homeowner, Brook Anderson, grabbed his gun and shot the intruder in the leg twice and held him at gunpoint until officers arrived.
Brook’s wife, Jennifer Anderson, says the experience changed her feelings about her Wisner neighborhood.
“We use to be in a quiet neighborhood where everyone knew everyone and kids would be outside by themselves. Now we don’t feel that way.”
A Cuming County judge read Sateren his charges Wednesday afternoon, they include one county of felony burglary, trespassing and criminal mischief.
If convicted he could spend the next 21 years in jail.
The judge in the case originally set bail at $100,000, but Sateren’s lawyer asked for a bail reduction so that his client could seek mental health care.
The judge granted that request, setting a bail of $50,000, along with several conditions, including no contact with the family and taking all prescribed medication.
Jennifer Anderson says she hopes Sateren gets the help he needs.
“If it was drugs, he needs help. If it was a mental problem, he needs a lot of help and our country needs more mental health [care] if that’s what it is.”
Sateren is due back in court Friday, June 15th at 9 am.