Former Lakeville Principal Reaches Plea Deal In Court Case
A former Lakeville middle school principal has admitted that he committed some of the crimes he was charged with in Dakota County Court on Monday. 51-year-old Christopher Endicott pled guilty to two counts of gross-misdemeanor stalking, two counts of felony burglary and one count of felony identity theft.
According to the Star Tribune, part of Endicott's plea deal, 'one count each of gross-misdemeanor burglary and felony transaction card fraud will be dismissed.' Endicott was formerly the principal at Century Middle School when police were alerted to hacking into the districts IT system in January of 2018.
During a search of Endicott's office officers discovered a notebook that held key information about individuals and passwords. While police were investigating Endicott over the hacking, a woman accused Endicott of stalking after she tried to end a relationship that the two were having.
Endicott made headlines during the investigation after he made suicidal comments to someone and was found in a fish house while he was out of jail on bond, east of Fergus Falls. He was also charged with gross misdemeanor stalking earlier that month after he, according to the Brainerd Dispatch, allegedly drove near an Apple Valley police detective's home twice and to the police station three times in one day.
There are still burglary and theft charges pending against Endicott in North Dakota after he allegedly stole coins from a family member's home.