Man accused of burglarizing sleeping Madison woman’s home

Lane Shelton
Courtesy: Dane County Jail.

MADISON, Wis. — A 29-year-old man who police said broke into and burglarized a Madison woman’s home while she slept is set to appear in court Tuesday on more than half a dozen felony charges.

In an incident report posted Monday, the city’s police department said Lane Shelton entered the victim’s home in the 2800 block of Sommers Avenue on Sept. 22 and stole electronics, cash, credit cards and personal documents.

Three days later, a police officer saw Shelton on East Washington Avenue and arrested him without incident. Shelton had some of the victim’s property in his pocket when the officer arrested him, police said.

Online court records show Shelton faces seven felony charges, including burglary, theft, misappropriation of personal identifying information and four counts of bail jumping stemming from the burglary.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.