Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Avian flu: Public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday in Willmar with Dayton, other lawmakers

Advertisement

Man arrested in Swift Falls attack with bat

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
news Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

SWIFT FALLS - A Starbuck man was arrested early Sunday morning after attacking another man with a bat in Swift Falls.

The victim, Ricky Kimble, 34, of Swift Falls, is in critical condition at St. Cloud Hospital after being struck in the head with a bat.

Advertisement
Advertisement

John Evans, 24, of Starbuck was arrested and is being held a charge of second degree assault.

According to the Swift County Sheriff John Holtz the incident happened around 3 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Danelz Ave. in Swift Falls. Authorities were notified that Kimble had been struck in the head with a bat and needed an ambulance.

Kimble was taken to the Swift County Benson Hospital and later transferred to St. Cloud hospital.

Holtz said it appears alcohol was a factor in the altercation. "The incident is still under investigation at this time," he said.

Swift County deputies and a Benson police officer responded to the scene as well as Swift Falls First Responders, Swift County Benson Ambulance and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness