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20-year-old man faces assault charges


WILLMAR — A 20-year-old Willmar man made his first court appearance Wednesday on two felony charges of second-degree assault and domestic assault by strangulation for allegedly beating a woman with a length of pipe and kicking her in the chest in May.

Unconditional bail was set at $100,000 for Omar Rodriguez, who also faces three misdemeanor charges of domestic assault. His next appearance is Dec. 23 in Kandiyohi County District Court.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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