Three arrested in Winnebago assault

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Winnebago police have made a break-through in an investigation of an assault that was reported by the Blue Earth Area School District resource officer.

Police Chief Eric Olson says several witnesses in connection with an assault that occurred Oct. 18 in Winnebago have been interviewed.

As a result, Olson says two 18-year-old males and a 16-year-old juvenile male have been arrested.

“Because it is still an on-going investigation, the names of the adults will not be released right now,” says Olson. “We don’t want to jeopardize what we’re doing.”

The police chief says little information is being made public on the advice of Faribault County Attorney Troy Timmerman.

The two adult males, says Olson, are being held at the county jail and charges are pending.

Police received a tip from resource officer DJ Bullerman on Nov. 9 of a possible assault in the city that may have been video-taped.

Olson says officers will be working on the case throughout the weekend and there could be new developments next week.

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