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Glyndon man faces assault charge after fight breaks out over pool game in Hitterdal

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

A 21-year-old Glyndon man faces a charge of felony assault after a fight broke out over a pool game at a bar and he allegedly hit his opponent with a pool cue.

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Justin Lee Johnson made an appearance Friday in Clay County District Court on charges that include second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Bail was set at $20,000.

According to a complaint filed Friday, Johnson was shooting pool at Hitterdal Liquor Store in Hitterdal when a man he was playing against challenged him, as they were arguing, to hit him with a pool cue.

Johnson took him up on the offer, turning it around to strike the alleged victim - who isn't named in court records - in the head with the butt of the cue, a Clay County deputy claims in the court complaint.

Deputies reviewed video surveillance at the bar and arrested Johnson, who butted his head against the patrol car's dividing screen after he was detained, according to the complaint.

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