St. Paul man charged in burglary, sexual assault and police pursuit sentenced

Jeffrey Morgan Groves. Photo: Ramsey County Jail. Jeffrey Morgan Groves.

Updated: September 21, 2020 03:19 PM
Created: September 21, 2020 03:04 PM

A St. Paul man that was charged in connection to a burglary, sexual assault and police pursuit was sentenced Monday.

Court records show 51-year-old Jeffrey Groves was sentenced to just over 25 years (309 months) in prison.


Groves pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual assault back in August.

Man charged with sexual assault, burglary, kidnapping after pursuit, crash in Wisconsin

According to a criminal complaint, Groves broke into a St. Louis Park home on Nov. 3, assaulted the woman who lived there, held her for several hours and then forced her to withdraw money from her account at two ATMs.

On Nov. 15, authorities said law enforcement executed an arrest warrant but Groves fled, leading to a high-speed pursuit.

The pursuit began in Newport and ended in Hudson, Wis. after authorities used a pit maneuver.

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