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Jury finds wheelchair bound man guilty of assault with weapon


GRANITE FALLS -- A Yellow Medicine County jury returned guilty verdicts Wednesday night to felony charges of terroristic threats, reckless disregard of risk, and second degree assault, dangerous weapon, against Allen Chancey Olson, 55, of Canby.

The verdicts followed a two-day trial in Granite Falls.

Olson is paraplegic as the result of a spinal cord injury and relies on a wheel chair to farm land in Florida Township outside of Canby.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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