David G. Kauffman

HELENA – A Helena suspect could spend up to 10 years in prison for allegedly breaking into an ex-girlfriend’s apartment.

David G. Kauffman was arrested Thursday and charged with felony burglary for allegedly breaking down the front door of an apartment on Logan Street.

Witnesses said they barricaded themselves in a bedroom during the break in, afraid that Kauffman would harm them.

Kauffman’s ex-girlfriend told investigators she recently broke up with the suspect and kicked him out of the residence. She said he kept coming back to the apartment.

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The suspect told law officers he was angry, but denied breaking down the door, which he said was “flimsy”.

Bond in the case is set at $25,000.00. Kauffman has prior convictions for forgery and probation violations out of Flathead County.