UPDATE: Arrest made in Rochester assault investigation

Richards
Richards

UPDATE: An arrest has been made after a 52-year-old man reported being assaulted last week at the Homestead Motel.

Carlwin Richards, 27, was arrested at his work on Friday evening. He faces charges of second- and third-degree assault.

Previous coverage below. 

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Rochester police are searching for a suspect after a 52-year-old man reported being assaulted on Monday night.

Just before midnight, the man arrived at Kwik Trip on Marion Road and told police he was assaulted at the Homestead Motel. He had been in a room with a group of people when he noticed that someone slapped a woman on the buttocks.

When the victim confronted the suspect, they allegedly turned a knife on him. While he was able to disarm the suspect, that person allegedly struck the victim in the arm with a blunt object, causing it to break.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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