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Appleton, Minn., man faces charge for alleged beating


WILLMAR -- Jovan Michael Riley, 20, of Appleton, made his first appearance Friday on a third-degree assault charge for allegedly beating a man and causing four fractures in the man's facial bones.

Unconditional bail was set at $30,000. Riley's next appearance is Jan. 23 in Kandiyohi County District Court.

According to the complaint, Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputies were called Thursday morning to a rural Pennock residence along 135th Avenue Northwest regarding an assault.

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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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