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Man charged after brutal beating

A Becker County man is in custody and facing an attempted murder charge following the severe assault of a rural Fergus Falls woman on May 21.

Christopher Lee Rogers, 39, of Ogema, Minn., allegedly wounded the woman numerous times over a period of several hours, according to Otter Tail County Court records.

Records state that the woman, who has not been identified, was able to call authorities. She was taken to the hospital in Fergus Falls to be treated for her injuries.

Rogers was not immediately located after the victim’s call. His arrest took place a few days later in Becker County, and he later appeared in Otter Tail County District Court on a charge of attempted murder. His next court appearance has been scheduled for Monday, June 9.