WORTHINGTON — Worthington police arrested a man Jan. 5 after responding to a report of an assault in progress.
The parties explained that a fight had broken out because Jimmy Solis, 36, of Worthington, believed that the victim had entered his home without permission. Solis reportedly showed officers a video that was supposed to prove his claim, but it was just an hour of a dark screen with no audio.
Solis said he had gone to the victim's apartment to confront them. The victim added that when they explained that they hadn't been in Solis's residence, Solis began hitting them. The fight then continued out into the hallway of the apartment building.
The victim's wife added that while watching the altercation, she became afraid that Solis would throw the victim down the stairs. She grabbed a frying pan and hit Solis with it twice to get him to stop — an action that ended the fight.
The victim was transported to the hospital and Solis was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, a felony that carries a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. If convicted, he will be sentenced based on criminal history.
Law enforcement was later informed that the victim had a broken collarbone and bruised ribs as a result of the alleged assault.
Solis is being held in Nobles County Jail on bail set at $10,000 with conditions or $30,000 without.