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Litzau moving to Pine River

PINE RIVER — Level 3 Predatory Offender Robert Arthur Litzau, 70, is scheduled to be released from custody Monday, reported the Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch.

Burch said Litzau has disclosed he plans to reside on 24th Avenue Southwest in rural Pine River. A Community Notification Meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday. at the Pine River-Backus Media Center.

Law enforcement personnel and Department of Corrections staff will attend the meeting to discuss the offender’s status and answer questions.

Litzau was charged with felony crimes of violation of predatory offender registration requirements and obstructing legal process with force for an incident that occurred in Pequot Lakes in February of 2011 in which a Pequot Lakes Police officer suffered minor injuries while attempting to arrest Litzau.

Litzau was sentenced in Cass County for the felony crimes of violation of predatory offender registration requirements and burglary of a dwelling for offenses occurring in the Pine River-Backus area between approximately May 5 and May 27, 2010.

Litzau was then sentenced to serve two years in prison, minus the time he has already spent in custody.

The judge also imposed a 10-year conditional release period, which was triggered by the fact that Litzau is a Level 3 Predatory Offender.

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