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

This is the records summary for Jan. 31.

Paynesville man hurt in truck rollover in Renville County

HECTOR — A 41-year-old Paynesville man was treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained in a semi truck rollover crash around 5:20 a.m. Wednesday in Renville County.

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According to the State Patrol, Scott Klehr was driving a 2004 Kenworth northbound on State Highway 4 when the truck entered the ditch, travelled for 50 yards before striking a field approach and rolling over.

Klehr was taken to Renville County Olivia Hospital. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Also responding was the Renville County Sheriff’s Office.

Property damage

WILLMAR — Damage to a field, caused by a vehicle, was reported around 4 p.m. Tuesday along the 1100 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Brandon Charles Sorgatz, 28, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation and a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault for a Monday incident.

Unconditional bail was set at $15,000. His next appearance is Feb. 11.

According to the complaint, Willmar Police and Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s officers were called around 9 p.m. Monday to Gay Street on a domestic assault. A woman reported that Sorgatz had assaulted her after they had been out drinking at a local establishment.

The woman, and other witnesses, reported that Sorgatz had choked the woman, threatened her and then took her to the ground and repeatedly punched her in the face. A neighbor intervened to free the woman from Sorgatz. The woman had injuries to her face and neck. Sorgatz also had injuries from the neighbor hitting him.

When interviewed, Sorgatz denied assaulting the woman, telling officers that the woman had hit him and that he’d put her on the ground to stop her from hitting him.

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