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Inmate faces assault charge for breaking another's nose

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- Donald Warren Hayes, 41, an inmate in the Kandiyohi County Jail, made his first court appearance Friday on a third-degree assault charge for allegedly kicking another jail inmate in the face and breaking his nose on Feb. 14.

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Hayes, whose address is the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Faribault, is on intensive supervised release, according to information from the state Department of Corrections website. He also faces first- and second-degree murder charges in Redwood County District Court in connection to the September 2008 death of Robert Azure Jr., 13 months, of Redwood Falls. A jury trial is scheduled to begin on April 11 in that case.

His next appearance on the assault charge is March 7 in Kandiyohi County District Court.

According to the complaint, a sheriff's deputy was called to the jail on Feb. 15 regarding an assault between jail inmates on Feb. 14. Surveillance video showed Hayes and the other inmate playing cards at a table, then getting up and going out of camera view before the other man went to the floor and Hayes kicked him in the head, causing a broken nose.

The other inmate said Hayes got upset for no reason. A jailer also witnessed the incident.

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