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Competency exam ordered
Burglary suspect may also be extradited to Colorado
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A competency examination has been ordered for a 21-year-old man facing five charges after a Town of Woodman break-in Feb. 19.

Alexander R. Bautista was charged with armed burglary, two counts of criminal damage to property, misdemeanor theft of up to $2,500 and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A status conference was scheduled for March 28 at 1 p.m. after a motion hearing March 1, according to court records.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call Feb. 19 around 11 a.m. from a woman who said she had locked herself in a room of her residence on Rail Hollow Road in the Town of Woodman because someone had broken in and was inside the residence. Sheriff’s deputies determined that Bautista had gotten into the house by kicking in the front door about one hour before the first 911 call while the woman was not inside the house.

A Sheriff’s Office news release said Bautista was outside her residence hiding behind hay bales when she returned home and then followed her into the house.

The woman told dispatchers that Bautista had gained access to firearms in another bedroom and was walking from room to room, trying to get into the room she was in.

After Bautista was arrested, deputies found some of the victim’s personal property and some drug paraphernalia, the news release said.

Bautista was also arrested on a body-only warrant from Colorado, and the extradition process is expected to start soon, the news release said.