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Edward Alan Ruchti faces charges in Kandiyohi County District Court of domestic assault by strangulation and terroristic threats, plus a misdemeanor charge for domestic assault.

Watkins man pleads to felony assault charge

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WILLMAR -- Edward Alan Ruchti, 30, of Watkins, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation.

The case had been scheduled for a jury trial this week in Kandiyohi County District Court.


Under the plea agreement, a felony charge of terroristic threats and a gross misdemeanor charge of domestic assault were dismissed.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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