The man arrested Saturday in connection with the north Minneapolis burglary has served time for previous assaults.
Andrew J. Neal, 43, was arrested Saturday afternoon on charges of probation violation, probable cause burglary and probable cause domestic aggravated assault. Police would not say whether Neal was a suspect or person of interest in the shooting of Minneapolis police officer Jordan Davis, who responded to the burglary call Saturday, only that they are investigating a possible link between the burglary and the shooting of Davis.
Court records show that Neal pleaded guilty in 2008 to first-degree assault with great bodily harm and sentenced to 11 years in prison. It is unclear when he was released.
Neal also was convicted two times in 1996 for second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, both felonies.