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Minneapolis man sentenced

WORTHINGTON — A Minneapolis man was sentenced last week to 180 days in Nobles County Jail after being convicted of a third-degree felony assault charge.

Joshua Allen Barker, 25, was arrested in April 2013 after the Worthington Police Department was called to the emergency room of Sanford Worthington Medical Center (SWMC) to investigate an assault report. Officers spoke upon arrival with the victim, who claimed Barker assaulted him with a glass water pitcher.

The victim told officers that they were arguing and, when he turned to walk away, Barker allegedly hit him on the head with a glass vase.

Officers spoke with SWMC medical personnel and were told the victim would need several stitches or staples for the wounds on his head.

Photos of the injuries showed two very deep cuts on the victim’s forehead, each approximately two inches long and actively bleeding. There was also a deep cut to the left side of the victim’s head between the ear and forehead that was approximately three to four inches long. Officers noted they could see the victim’s skull while looking at that wound.

Barker was arrested April 25, 2013, at the Hickory Lodge in Worthington on multiple assault charges.

Barker will now serve 180 days in jail, in 60-day increments, for the third-degree assault charge. He will also be on supervised probation for five years, and must pay $1,000 in fees.

Daily Globe Reporter Erin Trester may be reached at 376-7322.

Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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