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James Francis Howard, 46, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his mother in Dalton, Minn.

Man, accused of assaulting his mom, may face attempted murder charge, Otter Tail sheriff's official says

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Man, accused of assaulting his mom, may face attempted murder charge, Otter Tail sheriff's official says
Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

A 46-year-old Otter Tail County man might be charged with attempted murder after his arrest this morning for the alleged assault of his 68-year-old mother.

An ambulance was called near Dalton at 7:51 p.m. Saturday on a report of a severe head injury, which prompted the medical personnel to call Otter Tail County sheriff's deputies, Lt. Matt McGuire said in a news release.

McGuire said Barbara Howard, the mother, was taken to a hospital in Fergus Falls before she was taken by helicopter to Sanford Health in Fargo.

There was no indication of how deputies think that Howard was injured or if a weapon was involved.

Her son, James Howard, was also injured. He had a cut on his neck he said was self-inflicted and was taken to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls.

The son was arrested at 9:20 a.m., McGuire said, on suspicion of first-degree assault. Attempted murder charges might be pursued, McGuire said.

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