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Wagar gets attorney, pretrial continued

WILLMAR -- The pre-trial hearing for Scott Wagar, the rural Willmar man charged in a homecoming week incident that included spraying teens with a squirt gun filled with water and fox urine, has been continued to Feb. 3.

Montevideo attorney Doug Kluver has taken the case on a pro-bono basis and sought the continuance in Kandiyohi County District Court, Wagar said Tuesday afternoon. Wagar had been scheduled to appear before Judge Donald M. Spilseth at 2:30 p.m. today.

Wagar had been urged by a local attorney to seek legal help, he said, adding that Kluver called him this morning and offered to take the case. He added that he is in the early stages of investigating civil action against the teens who came to his property last fall.

The goal, he said, is stopping action against him and his property this fall. "Somehow, we have to get parents to say, 'my kids are not going to do that.'"

Wagar faces charges of fifth-degree assault, theft and disorderly conduct for the Sept. 16 incident. The allegations against Wagar include that he sprayed the teens with fox urine, got into a wrestling match with one of the teens and then demanded $100 for a cell phone he found after the incident.