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Man sentenced for Willmar assault with a coffee table

WILLMAR — A man who assaulted another man with a coffee table after they argued over the television will serve more than two years in prison.

Christopher James McClure, 30, of Nevis, has been sentenced in Kandiyohi County District Court to 26 months at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility.

Originally charged with two felony counts of second-degree assault, McClure pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree assault. The remaining charge of second-degree assault was dismissed in a plea agreement.

McClure received credit for 119 days already served.

According to court documents, on Feb. 2 McClure was at the Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise facility in Willmar when McClure and another man, who was in a wheelchair, got into a disagreement over the television. McClure became very agitated and flipped over a coffee table. Documents said he then picked the table up and swung it at the the other man, hitting him four times.

The man was struck in the left shoulder, twice on the right shoulder and once on the back of the head. He was later transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar after being found unresponsive. The man regained consciousness at the emergency room.

McClure is currently under a mentally ill/chemically dependent commitment out of Crow Wing County. Prior felony convictions include second-degree burglary, fourth-degree sale of a controlled substance, possession/sale of stolen checks and second-degree arson, court records show.

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