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Judge orders medical restitution in bar fight case

WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington man will be required to pay medical-related restitution to an individual he injured during a fight last year at a local bar and restaurant.

WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington man will be required to pay medical-related restitution to an individual he injured during a fight last year at a local bar and restaurant.

Oscar J. Trejo-Raudales, 30, was ordered to pay $5,756.25 toward medical bills incurred by an individual he struck over the back of the head with a glass beer bottle during a fight at the Long Branch Saloon in January 2017. Trejo was also sentenced to 90 days imprisonment after being convicted of misdemeanor fifth-degree assault Tuesday in Nobles County District Court. Execution will be stayed during his one year supervised probationary period. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine.

The misdemeanor charge was an agreement reached between the state and defense that called for dropping felony charges in exchange for restitution payment.

Prior to sentencing, Trejo expressed regret for the incident and assured Fifth Judicial District Judge Gordon Moore it was abnormal behavior.

“I am a peaceful man,” Trejo said with assistance from a courtroom interpreter. “This happened once, and it isn’t going to happen again.”

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