Posted: Wednesday, 04 January 2012 2:45PM

$50,000 Bail Set For Man Implicated In Resort Burglaries

MANKATO (TEC News) -- Bail was set at $50,000 for a Madison Lake man charged with burglarizing the Lone Pine Resort near Madison Lake in November.

FILE PHOTO: David Wayne Warden Jr. -- BEC Jail

23-year-old David Wayne Warden Jr. appeared in Blue Earth County District Court after he was picked up on a warrant by authorities last week.
Warden, along with 23-year-old Tyler Clayton of Mankato and Ricky Northrup of Mankato, have been charged with taking everything from electronics, cords with copper wire and aluminum from a boat lift.
Currently unemployed, Warden's attorney asked the judge to lower the $75,000 conditional bail requested by prosecutors.
However Judge Krista Jass expressed concern about Warden's conduct prior to his arrest.
Blue Earth County detectives say they had spoken with Warden and arraigned for him to turn himself in twice, only to not show up.
Jass reduced bail, but not to a level where Warden is likely to make bail citing his refusal to cooperate with surrendering, his previous failure to appear and the fact his was on probation for another offense when he allegedly helped with the Madison Lake burglaries.
The conditions of the bail will also require Warden to pay for GPS monitoring.
Warden's next court appearance is anticipated later this month.
Blue Earth County detectives released Warden's photo and a public plea to help find him. Captain Rich Murry says Warden was arrested off a tip that same day.
Police got their first break when Clayton pawned off the TV. It was a rare Naxa brand and only a handful had been pawned off recently in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
One had been pawned off locally in Mankato by Clayton.
That led authorities to both Warden and Northrup.

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