Man facing multiple felonies misses court date


FARIBAULT, Minn. – A rural Faribault man facing 26 felony charges for allegedly stealing over a dozen vehicles and other items worth more than $220,000 missed his initial court appearance.

40-year-old Paul Seeman failed to appear at a hearing in a Rice County courtroom Tuesday morning, which led to a warrant being issued for his arrest.  The Rice County Sheriff’s Office says Seeman showed up after lunch and claimed he had the wrong time for the hearing.  He was booked on the warrant and had to post bail.  His court hearing will be rescheduled.

Authorities announced in June that Seeman was accused of racketeering, criminal enterprise, multiple counts of theft and receiving stolen property and other charges for items stolen from Minnesota, Iowa, Montana and Colorado.

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