Tungland facing 3 assault charges

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A former Blue Earth Area football player convicted of assaulting a teammate in October 2017 is now facing two felony assault charges in Blue Earth County.

Wyatt Eugene Tungland, 20, of Frost, is accused of punching three strangers at a housing complex near Minnesota State University around midnight Monday.

He has been charged with two felony counts of third-degree assault-substantial bodily harm and fifth-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

A court complaint says Tungland allegedly punched a man after being denied entrance into a party.

According to the victim and three witnesses, Tungland came to the door uninvited and when asked to leave, he hit the man in the face. The man reportedly was knocked to the ground and chipped a tooth.

The complaint says that Tungland then ran to another residence where two men were on the porch and he allegedly tried to take their beers.

Tungland reportedly punched both men in the face when they refused to give him the beers. The complaint says one of the men put Tungland in a headlock but he got away.

One of the victims suffered a broken nose, says the complaint, and may require surgery.

Tungland has reportedly violated conditions of his probation related to his Faribault County assault conviction and has a court hearing scheduled for Sept. 13 in Martin County District Court.

At his court hearing Wednesday in Blue Earth County, bail or bond was set at $50,000 with no conditions or $20,000 with conditions.

Tungland may not possess alcohol or controlled substances; must stay a reasonable distance away from the victim’s residence; have no contact with the victims; be subjected to random drug testing; remain law-abiding; and keep the court and his attorney informed of his current address.

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