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Willmar man sentenced for punching another man and beating him with his belt


WILLMAR -- Erick Antonio Caballero, 31, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in prison, which was stayed and five years of probation on a third-degree assault charge for beating a man with a belt and his fists in June.

Caballero was also ordered to cooperate with agents from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and serve 149 days in jail, with credit for 149 days served, as part of his sentence handed down in Kandiyohi County District Court.

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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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