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Man pleads to strangulation, assault of Willmar peace officers

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WILLMAR -- Nicholas Martin Cruz, 20, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felony charges of domestic assault by strangulation, terroristic threats and fourth-degree assault of a peace officer for an Oct. 27 incident in which he strangled a young woman and then assaulted and threatened several Willmar Police Department officers.


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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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