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Willmar man pleads to assault charge for beating man with belt


WILLMAR -- Erick Antonio Caballero, 31, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a third-degree assault charge for beating a man with a belt and his fists in June.

As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District Court, the charge was elevated from a fifth-degree misdemeanor assault charge. A felony second-degree assault charge and three other misdemeanor charges will be dismissed. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 2.

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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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