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'Soul collector' charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to cut off toes, scalp of Fergus Falls neighbor

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A self-described soul collector and medicine man is charged with assault and attempted murder. Timothy Eugene Peterson, 42, is accused of trying to cut off the toes and scalp of a neighbor in Fergus Falls.

According to court records:

The alleged victim, Ivan Mallas, told police the man living three houses north of him - Peterson - came to his home on Sunday evening holding a knife in one hand and, in the other hand, a two-liter of Coke that may have had alcohol in it.

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