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Worthington man charged with three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon

Beglinger was arrested after a May 7 incident in Adrian.

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ADRIAN — A Worthington man has been charged with three counts of felony assault with a dangerous weapon, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, a $14,000 fine, or both. Derek Beglinger, 38, also faces one count of obstructing the legal process through interfering with a peace officer, a gross misdemeanor.

The charges stem from a May 7 incident in which Adrian Police responded to reports of an assault in progress at a local residence. Upon arrival, law enforcement came into contact with a victim, who appeared to be bleeding from his nose, according to the complaint.

The victim brought the officer inside, where a man, later identified as Beglinger, was being held down. Beglinger was yelling and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. The officer stated he was being placed under arrest for assault.

According to the complaint, Beglinger became combative during the arrest process and continued to yell and resist being placed in handcuffs. Additional assistance was required to remove Beglinger from the home and the officer had to pick up Beglinger’s feet in order to place him in the squad car.

The victim reportedly stated that Beglinger had become upset and the victim was attempting to calm him down. Beglinger became more agitated and reportedly headbutted the victim approximately three or four times in the face. When the victim attempted to defend himself, Beglinger grabbed three knives and began swinging them at the victim and others in the house. Another adult tackled Beglinger to the floor, separated him from the knife, and held him there until law enforcement arrived.

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The other two victims gave statements consistent with the first’s account. Both had reportedly received visible injuries from the altercation, including cuts and abrasions.

Beglinger has a prior domestic assault conviction from 2019. He was detained in Nobles County, with bail set at $75,000 with conditions. His initial appearance is scheduled for May 23.

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Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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