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Perham man charged after alleged stabbing

Michael Brandon Carlson, 30, of Perham, appeared in Otter Tail County District Court last Thursday on a charge of assault in the second degree with a dangerous weapon.
Carlson allegedly stabbed a man in the arm with a folding knife.Authorities reported that the incident occurred at a Perham area residence at 10:46 a.m. on July 16. The victim was found with a puncture wound on the top of the left forearm, which later required stitches.Court records show that a small buck knife was removed from Carlson’s front pocket, and that Carlson showed signs of intoxication.Carlson’s next court appearance will be on July 29.