A jury passed a ‘not guilty’ verdict in the case of Nicholas Thiemann, 33, on Friday, Feb. 20.
From Feb. 19 through Feb. 20, a jury heard the case of Thiemann, a man accused of burglary, a class three felony, and theft, also a class three felony.
Thiemann waived his right to remain silent and took the stand Friday to present his side of the case.
After the ‘not guilty’ verdict, Thiemann, as well as his bond, were ordered to be released.
Thiemann was accused of breaking into the a Thayer County residence around Dec. 22, 2012.
The home was occupied by Monnie Fischer, who lived with Daniel Thiemann, Nicholas’s father who passed away in October 2012.
Thiemann lived with his father and Fischer for a time until shortly after his father’s death.
According to the case summary, Fischer asked Thiemann to find a new place to live after his father passed away. After he moved out, she changed the locks and asked Thiemann not to return.
The case summary also stated that Thiemann informed Fischer that all of his father’s business and things in the house were his since his father had lived there.
While Fischer was out of town for the Christmas holiday, she received a phone call that her home had been broken into.
Fischer reported several items missing to the Thayer County Sheriff’s Office.
The items were found at the residence Thiemann was then living at and the 33-year-old was charged with burglary and theft.