A St. Joe man who was shot during an alleged burglary appeared in court Friday.
Christopher Hurt, 32, is charged with 1st-degree burglary, a class-b felony that could land him in prison for 15-years if he’s convicted. He was on parole at the time of the allegations, and is back in prison serving two years to complete that sentence.
In a probable cause statement, St. Joseph Police Det. Dustin Robinson said Hurt and another person forced entry into a home in the 1300 block of Cudmore Ave. on February 4.
“Christopher Hurt helped to get the front door open and then entered the home with the intent of stealing money and medications from the home,” Robinson said in the court filing. “The home was occupied by multiple people.”
“The homeowner shot Christopher Hurt with her revolver on his upper right torso,” according to the affidavit. The document says Hurt was using methamphetamine at the time.
Associate Circuit Judge Keith Marquart scheduled the case for the preliminary hearing docket August 18 at 11:00 a.m.