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Meeker County man arrested for assaulting father

EDEN VALLEY - A 55-year-old Eden Valley man is in the Meeker County Jail facing charges for allegedly assaulting his father with a gun. The incident was reported at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 34300 block of 617th Avenue in Eden Valley. According...

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Marilyn Weedman

EDEN VALLEY โ€“ A 55-year-old Eden Valley man is in the Meeker County Jail facing charges for allegedly assaulting his father with a gun.

The incident was reported at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 34300 block of 617th Avenue in Eden Valley.

According to a preliminary report from Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze, the victim told law enforcement that his adult son took a gun away from him then threw him to the ground.

The son allegedly put the gun to the victimโ€™s neck and pulled the trigger but the gun jammed and did not fire.

The victim received minor injuries during the altercation that did not require medical attention, according to a news release.

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The suspect fled the scene before deputies arrived but was later arrested in Eden Valley without incident and is being held in the Meeker County Jail pending a court appearance.

Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at clange@wctrib.com or 320-894-9750
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