Tungland facing legal troubles

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A former Blue Earth Area football player convicted in the October 2017 assault of a teammate may be back in hot water again.

Wyatt Eugene Tungland, 20, of Frost has reportedly violated conditions of his probation and has a court hearing scheduled for Sept. 13 in Martin County District Court.

Faribault County court administration officials say details of the alleged probation violation are not public information and not included in court documents.

Tungland may also have some legal troubles in Blue Earth County, according to sheriff department’s jail roster.

Records show that he was booked into the facility Monday night at 9:21 p.m. on first-degree burglary charges.

Meanwhile, a restitution hearing set for Aug. 23 was canceled after the parents of the assault victim and Tungland agreed that he pay $1,000 in financial damages rather than the $2,125 they were seeking.

In April, Tungland pleaded guilty to a felony third-degree assault charge under an Alford plea, By doing so, he maintained he was innocent but admitted there may be sufficient evidence with which the prosecution could likely convict him.

Tungland spent 11 days in the Faribault County Jail and was given two years to pay a $1,085 fine.

Some conditions of his probation included no use of alcohol or a controlled substance; submit to random drug testing; no threatening, harassing or assaultive behavior; and may not possess firearms, ammunition or explosives.

According to Tungland’s case file, he was placed on five years supervised probation and given a stay of imposition, which would reduce the felony to a misdemeanor if he successfully completes conditions of his probation.

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