Teen on probation for assault in jail

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A Blue Earth teen sentenced in the assault of a former Blue Earth Area football teammate is back in jail.

According to the Faribault County Jail roster, 19-year-old Dalton Lee Nagel was taken into custody and booked at 2:31 a.m. Saturday.

Nagel is facing a pending charge of violating probation conditions that were placed on him when he was sentenced last summer.

Among the conditions, Judge Michael Trushenski ordered Nagel not to use alcohol or mood-altering drugs not prescribed by a physician. Tripleanews.com has not been able to confirm if that is why Nagel was arrested.

A second restitution hearing for Nagel scheduled on Friday was canceled. It was been set for April 5 in Martin County District Court.

Parents of the victim are seeking more than $12,500 damages, according to court documents.

LaMar Piper, assistant Faribault County Attorney, says the amount of compensation will be divided among those held responsible.

So far, three teens who were charged in the October 2017 assault have had their case settled.

Wyatt Eugene Tungland, 19, of Frost has requested a four-day jury trial which will be held April 23-26 in Blue Earth.

He has pleaded not guilty to third-degree assault, aiding and abetting third-degree assault and furnishing alcohol to persons under the age of 21.

Tungland’s attorney, Chris Ritts of Minneapolis, has filed court papers seeking to have the trial moved to another county.

A court date has been set for March 1 in Faribault County District Court before Trushenski to hear Ritts’ motion for a change of venue.

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