Bail set for man suspected of break-in
From staff reports
HOKAH -- The Hokah man who was captured Friday night on a rural road after breaking into a former girlfriend's house remains in Houston County Jail under at least $75,000 bond after a bail hearing on Monday.
Tom Sauer, 40, faces 13 charges, including burglary, domestic assault, fleeing police and making terroristic threats, all felonies. He also was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to submit to a sobriety test, which are gross misdemeanors.
Houston County sheriff's deputies stopped Sauer's van on Mound Prairie Road about four miles west of Hokah and subdued him with a stun gun, according to sheriff and county attorney reports.
Sauer had a shotgun in the van when arrested, but he did not take it into the victim's house. However, he faces one charge of assault for swinging a baseball bat inside the house; another charge involves apparently reaching for the shotgun on the seat beside him during the arrest, assistant Houston County attorney Suzanne Harnack said this morning.
Sauer is to appear again in Houston County Court on July 11. His bail was set at $75,000 for release with various conditions and $150,000 for unconditional release.