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Willmar juvenile faces 15 charges in crime spree

WILLMAR -- A 17-year old Willmar boy faces 15 charges for his alleged role in a two-week crime spree.

Most of the charges against Andrew Wyman, including a charge of arson in the first degree that left a family homeless, are felonies.

During an initial court appearance this morning, the Kandiyohi County Attorney's Office filed a motion to have Wyman charged as an adult.

Wyman is currently being held in the Prairie Lakes Youth Program detention center in Willmar.

His attorney asked Judge Bruce Christopherson to grant Wyman a one-day furlough so he could attend his grandmother's funeral Tuesday in Fridley.

After taking the request under advisement, Christopherson later issued a memorandum denying the request.

The court will hear arguments on June 6 regarding the petition to have Wyman charged as an adult.

Chase Hodapp, 20, of Willmar, is also facing charges with the crime spree. He's expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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