Update to this story.
A Rochester man accused of breaking into a Winona home and pistol-whipping the owner failed to make his court appearance Wednesday morning.
Judge Jeffrey Thompson issued a warrant to apprehend and hold Lennie Dwayne Brooks for a future court date that has yet to be set. Thompson made the order about 45 minutes after Brooks was scheduled to appear, citing the court had not received a good reason for his absence.
Why is a vicious thug allowed to be out on bail?
According to Minnesota court databases, Brooks was sentenced Friday in Olmsted County District Court to five years and eight months in prison for selling cocaine. He is set to serve that time in the St. Cloud state prison but is currently in Olmsted County Jail.
I guess he didn't learn his lesson after being caught for the violent home invasion.